The queen of the pacific is a narco woman.
How about this lady, Sandra Avila Beltran (see photo).
She resembles a middle class Mexican mother
And actually, she is a mother one boy. And she is a businesswoman – of sorts.
As well, she is believed to be the second most powerful woman in the Mexican drug cartels.
Sandra Avila is accused of providing a vital link between Mexican and Colombian narcos, with her organization (run by Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada) receiving narcotics from the Colombians and passing them on to the Juarez and Sinaloa cartels.
As with many other drug traffickers, Sandra She’s known as “La Reina del Pacifico,” The Queen of the Pacific.
Sandra Avila liked to eat at a Thai restaurant in Mexico City, and to visit a nearby beauty parlor. And that was her undoing. On one of her restaurant/stylist trips, driving a BMW SUV, The Queen of the Pacific was detained and arrested by Mexican federal police.
As part of the same operation, Sandra Avila’s boyfriend – Colombian narco Juan Diego Espinoza, known also as “El Tigre” (the Tiger), was arrested.
she, seems to be that, as with many professionals, it runs in the family.
The Queen of the Pacific was a third-generation narco-operative. Her great-uncle Juan Jose Quintero was extradited to the United States in January. She is the niece of another narco operator by the name of Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo. There are no doubt other relatives in the family business. It runs in the family.
Sandra Avila had achieved enough notoriety to even have a narcocorrido written about her.
The narcocorrido is a contemporary form of the corrido – a genre of Mexican folk music with its roots in Spain. The narcocorrido sings about the exploits of drug smugglers and narco-barons.
The Mexican band very popular in the north of mexico Los Tucanes de Tijuana, sang about Sandra Avila in a 2004 song entitled “Fiesta en la Sierra.” The ballad describes an exclusive, invitation-only birthday party hosted by a powerful drug capo, at his ranchito escondido (“little hidden ranch”) in the mountains. All the guests must arrive in helicopters and airplanes. When one of them steps out of her aircraft, she is immediately recognized as “The Queen of the Pacific.”
The Queen of the Pacific is not by any means the only woman involved in the narco business.
Last May, in Michoacan, one of the casualties of a two-hour gun battle with the army was a 26-year old narco operative by the name of Alejandra. In fact, her house was the target.
“La Canti” (Cantalicia Garza, sister of Josué Garza “El Barbas”) was apprehended in April.
Still at large though are such notorious female narcos as Ana Cristina Monje (“La Cristina,” “Escarlet”), accused in a murder conspiracy, and Enedina Arellano Felix of the infamous Arellano Felix clan. Enedina is apparently the most powerful woman in the Mexican narco-business.
As for Sandra Avila, The Queen of the Pacific, she’s been indicted and is currently behind bars in the women’s prison of Santa Martha Acatitla. Since 2001, at the behest of Mexico’s CNDH (National Commission of Human Rights) it has been prohibited to put women in maximum security prisons. That’s why Sandra can’t be held in the famous Almoloya prison. But behind bars she is.
Gerardo Mejia he has the interview