Sandra Ávila Beltrán

Birthday
16, 1960
Birthplace
Mexico
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
16, 1960 (age 58)
Birthplace
Mexico

About

Drug cartel leader nicknamed "The Queen of the Pacific" who is considered a pivotal link between the Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico and the Norte del Valle cartel in Colombia. Though she was charged with a wide variety of cocaine-related crimes, she was ultimately convicted of money laundering.

Before Fame

She lived in a variety of Mexican cities, including Guadalajara, Jalisco and Hermosillo, Sonora.

Trivia

A book based on a series of prison interviews she gave to Mexican journalist Julio Scherer, The Queen of the Pacific: Time to Talk, was published in 2008.

Family Life

She grew up in a family of known drug kingpins, including her father, Alfonso Ávila Quintero. Both of her first two husbands were ex-police commanders who became drug traffickers. 

Associated With

Like Rafael Caro Quintero, she is a widely-known within the Mexican drug trade.