Mexican court blocks extradition to US of alleged narco ‘Queen,’ another upholds acquittal

Washington Post, 8/9/11

MEXICO CITY — An accused drug trafficker can’t be extradited to the U.S. on a charge for which she was acquitted in Mexico, a Mexican federal court panel has ruled, dealing a blow to efforts in both countries to prosecute the woman known as “Queen of the Pacific.”

In a separate ruling also made public Tuesday, an appeals court upheld a judge who acquitted Sandra Avila Beltran on drug-trafficking, money-laundering and organized-crime charges in December, citing lack of evidence.

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