Guatemalan drug lord Marllory Chacon Rossell or Marllory Dadiana, 42, aka “The Queen of the South” was sentenced in a U.S. federal court in Miami on Tuesday, May 5. But the kicker is that the exact details of her case are going to be under wraps for at least five years.
Reports Yahoo News:
Marllory Chacon Rossell, 42, entered the court smiling, her hands cuffed and wearing a beige prison jumpsuit, before US District Judge Jose Martinez closed the sentencing hearing to the public.
Prosecutors had agreed in December to recommend that Chacon serve in the low range of a 10 years-to-life prison sentence in return for her plea of guilty to conspiring to smuggle cocaine into the United States.
Chacon’s lawyer, Bonnie Klapper, told reporters that the judge had agreed to keep the case under seal for a five year period, because of its sensitivity.
The office of the US attorney for southern Florida declined to comment.
US authorities have accused Chacon of being one of the most active drug traffickers in Central America, with a network that extended from Guatemala to Colombia, Venezuela, Panama, Honduras and Mexico.
Sounds like she was moving like Griselda Blanco aka La Madrina.
Courthouse New reports that the U.S. government indeed asked for a reduction in her sentence in exchange for cooperation. Seems like the Queen of the South is about to start dropping dime, if she hasn’t so already.
The U.S. Treasury Department placed her on the blacklist of drug lords in 2012, and denoted her as a “kingpin.” Last year she surrendered to U.S. authorities, and pleaded guilty to conspiring to import cocaine into the United States.
Photo: US Department of the Treasury