“Queen of the Pacific” handed over to Mexican authorities
A Mexican woman convicted of aiding cocaine traffickers, and known to international media outlets as the "Queen of the Pacific" for her alleged ties to the Sinaloa drug cartel, was deported to Mexico Tuesday morning by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.
Avila Beltran, 52, was among 129 I.C.E. detainees flown from El Paso to Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City, where she was turned over to Mexican authorities.
Beltran was sentenced to 70 months in federal prison, but was given credit for time served.