Colombia extradites 'Queen of Amphetamines' Henao to US
- 7 January 2011
- From the section Latin America & Caribbean
Colombia has extradited a woman known as The Queen of the Amphetamines to the United States, where she will face charges of drug trafficking.
Beatriz Elena Henao was on Interpol's list of its top 10 most wanted women.
She is accused of being an international drug dealer, shipping large quantities of amphetamines to the US, Spain, and the Netherlands.
Police say her knowledge of English, German, Dutch, and Spanish, made it easy for her to sell the drugs abroad.
The 45-year-old political science graduate is accused of being the international face of a Colombian drug gang led by Javier Antonio and Luis Enrique Calle Serna, better known as the Comba brothers.
Police say Ms Henao sold some 300,000 units of amphetamines.
They say she and at least one other member of her family were key players in the international drugs market.
Two of her sons are in prison, one in Spain for murder, another for drug trafficking in the Netherlands.
Beatriz Henao will face trial in a New York court alongside two other alleged members of the Comba gang on charges of drug trafficking and money laundering.