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'Queen of the Pacific' Appears in Florida Court

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'Queen of the Pacific' Appears in Florida Court 'Queen of the Pacific' Appears in Florida Court The alleged "queenpin" of Mexico's West Coast drug trade, once celebrated in song as the "Queen of the Pacific," appeared in a U.S. courtroom today to face drug trafficking charges after being extradited from Mexico City to Miami. Sandra Avila Beltran, who allegedly once controlled cocaine traffic from Colombia via Mexico to the U.S. Pacific Coast, had been held by Mexican authorities since she was pulled over and arrested in her BMW in 2007.


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