8 Jan 2011

Colombia extradites "Queen of Amphetamines" to US

8:07 pm on 8 January 2011

Colombia's extradited a woman known as the "Queen of Amphetamines" to the United States, where she'll 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, and of shipping large quantities of amphetamines to the US, Spain, and the Netherlands.

The 45-year-old political science graduate is accused 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 her languages, she speaks English, Dutch and German, as well as Spanish, gave her unique access to drug markets in the US, Spain and the Netherlands.

Police say she has sold some 300,000 units of amphetamines.

Two of her sons are in prison, one in Spain for murder and another for drug trafficking in the Netherlands reports the BBC.

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.