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Blog del Narco: FL Judge Denies Bail to “Queen of the Pacific”

Blog del Narco: FL Judge Denies Bail to “Queen of the Pacific”

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A U.S. judge today denied bail to Sandra Avila Beltran , known as “Queen of the Pacific”, in her hearing for drug trafficking takes place in South Florida.

At a hearing in Miami federal court, Judge Patrick White said he did not think Avila Beltran was “a danger to society. However, there is the risk that she could take flight, “he said before issuing its ruling.

Avila Beltran, 51 years old, appeared at the session for about 20 minutes wearing the khaki uniform of a prisoner, her hair down and handcuffed hands.

The U.S. Attorney Cynthia Wood asked the judge to keep the defendant held without bail while the trial proceeds against her for two counts of drug trafficking.

Avila Beltran is accused of conspiring to import into the United States five kilograms of cocaine, controlled substance between 1999 and 2004.

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