http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a39254/beautiful-cartel-trafficker-la-muneca-arrested/ "A high-level drug trafficking fugitive known for her luxurious lifestyle and extensive ties to senior Mexican cartel leaders was recently captured by Mexican authorities and is expected to be extradited to the United States. Ana Marie Hernandez, known as "La Muñeca," or "The Doll," was arrested in Chihuahua after being on the run from American and El Paso authorities for about two years, the Mexican Attorney General's Office announced this week. Hernandez, 38, fled Texas after pleading guilty to drug smuggling and bribery charges in 2013 in El Paso. According to a federal criminal complaint, Hernandez and her ex-husband Daniel Ledezma smuggled thousands of kilograms of cocaine through an El Paso border crossing where he worked. The drugs, which were transported through lanes being inspected by Ledezma, were distributed to several cities throughout the U.S., including Chicago, St. Louis, and Panama City, Florida, the complaint said. Mike Vigil, former chief of international operations for the DEA, said Hernandez, who operated in Texas and Mexican border cities, used her good looks and wit to smuggle drugs and gain access to senior cartel members in the Sinaloa and Juarez cartels."