Sandra Ávila's mother, María Luisa Beltrán Félix, passed away

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Sandra Ávila's mother, María Luisa Beltrán Félix, passed away

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Sandra Ávila's mother, María Luisa Beltrán Félix, passed away

Culiacán - María Luisa Beltrán Félix, mother of Sandra Ávila Beltrán, who is nicknamed the Queen of the Pacific and remains locked up for drug trafficking, died last Wednesday in Guadalajara, capital of the State of Jalisco, due to a brain tumor.

Currently she is veiled in the Emmaus, a Culiacán funeral home.

Unofficial versions indicate that the coffin was taken to the prison located in Nayarit, where Avila Beltran, is held, for her to send off mother, and then brought it was brought this capital city, in the early hours of Thursday.

Floral arrangements were brought to funeral from the families Fonseca, Caro, Payán, Beltrán and Félix; most related to the the drug cartels in Mexico, according to a version from the authorities.

María Luisa Beltrán was originally from the community of Aguascaliente, near Tepuche, north of this capital city, where the Queen of the Pacific also lived, accused by the federal government for drug trafficking.

Ávila Beltrán belonged to the Sinaloa cartel and remained encarcerated in the United States, accused of conspiring to import up to five kg of cocaine, between 1999 and 2004, and faced another charge for distribution of cocaine during the same period.

Earlier this year she pleaded guilty to these charges to reach an agreement with the Prosecutor's office, which dismissed the more serious accusations.

She currently remains in the Nayarit facility, considered of medium security prison.

http://eldiariodechihuahua.mx/El_Pais/2014-05-08/Fallece-madre-de-La-Reina-del-Pac%C3%ADfico-la-velan-en-Culiac%C3%A1n/7933b75d6a6cdca9623d1038adc8e74c
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Re: Sandra Ávila's mother, María Luisa Beltrán Félix, passed away

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Here's an article from 1976 that includes info about Sandra Avila's parents, who were big time smugglers in Baja California, along with her uncles, including Roberto Beltran Felix.




Mexico drug leader arrested in Tijuana
Redlands Daily Facts 23 March 1976

TIJUANA, Mexico (UPI) Armando Avila Quintero, 32, described as the brother of one of Mexico's major drug traffickers, was arrested after nearly five pounds of heroin was found in his residence, authorities said Monday. He was among 25 persons arrested for alleged involvement in the smuggling ring headed by Tijuana businessman Alfonso Avila Quintero and his wife Maria Luisa Beltran in a series of raids that started Thursday on the Baja California peninsula.

Alfonso, brother of Armando, and his wife have been fugitives since their home was raided in October, 1974. Daniel Acuna, commander of the Federal Judicial Police unit, said eight tons of marijuana, 6.6 pounds of heroin, a shrimp boat, a launch and a truck were impounded in the raids The marijuana and heroin were being moved to Baja California in shrimp bdilto from Sinaloa, across the Gulf of California, and unloaded in Baja California's San Felipe by boat crews, Acuna said. Trucks hauled the marijuana to Rancho Santa Clara, south of Tecate on the highway to Ensenada, where it was sold to American drug dealers for $75 a kilo, and the heroin was sent to Tijuana for other trans-border deals, Acuna said.

The ring was broken when Jorge Luna Cruz and a companion were arrested by police at Playas Tijuana, a fashionable development on the border city's west side, police said. Officers said Luna Cruz, a close friend of Armando, confessed and provided details of the operation. Information from Luna Cruz provided leads for interception of the shrimp boat, the raid on the ranch and the arrests, Acuna said. He also said many of the suspects identified Armando as the leader of the operation.

Von Kaesborg frees 17 drug suspects

 LOS ANGELES (UPI) Drug authorities say they will appeal a U.S. Magistrate's decision to release 17 suspected narcotics dealers arrested Monday in a breakup of a multimillion dollar nationwide heroin ring. Coordinated raids in three Southern California rountles began a sweep of the Tijuana based narcotics ring resulting in the arrest of 31 persons. Another 20 suspects, including four in Mexico, still were sought. But the release of 17 suspects by U.S. Magistrate Lek Von Kaesborg in San Bernardino drew sharp criticism from federal Drug Enforcement Administration officials. "I just can't understand that," said John E. Van Diver, regional chief of the DEA. "These were all classified as major dealers — heads of distribution operations or multipound wholesalers — and this man in his own judgement turned them loose."

Van Diver said he would seek a review of the bails. Von Kaesborg said he felt justified in releasing the suspects because they were long-time residents of the area and would not likely flee. "Some of these guys have been here 20 or 30 years, and a good portion of them have jobs and families here," be said. Van Diver said the arrests in Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties were aimed at breaking up a ring distributing 15 pounds of Mexican heroin each month.

The heroin was reportedly supplied by Raul Leon Aispura, 30, a Mexican citizen who has been jailed in a Tijuana prison since February, 1975, when he was arrested in a joint U.S- Mexico raid. At that time, Aispura was supplying about 25 per cent of the heroin confiscated in the Los Angeles area, officials said. Investigators said they had uncovered distribution patterns for heroin, amphetamines and barbituates in every state except North Dakota, South Dakota, South Carolina and Tennessee.
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