Femme fatale and female narco, Sandra Avila Beltran, has been removed from solitary confinement for the first time since she was jailed in a Miami prison in August of 2012.
The “Queen of the Pacific” aged 52 known as much for her love of cosmetic procedures as for dominance over Pacific coast drug routes, now joins other female inmates at the Miami Correctional Facility.
Last year Beltran entered a not guilty plea on charges of conspiracy to import cocaine and conspiracy to distribute at least 100 kilograms of cocaine in the United States.
The alleged Mexican drug trafficker was extradited to the U.S. in early August and has since been detained in a federal prison in downtown Miami.
Avila Beltran, niece of Mexican drug lord Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo was arrested in Mexico in 2007 when she was enjoying a coffee in a restaurant and has always claimed her innocence insisting she makes her living from selling clothes.
Her trial is due to begin on March 26, 2013, however her attorney’s are challenging the extradition order between Mexico and the United States. She is believed to have transported at least nine tons of coke from Colombia to Mexico.