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.
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.
“Beautiful woman are highly coveted by the cartel leaders, they bring them into the fold and a lot of times have relationships with them,” Vigil said in an interview with mySA.com. “[The cartels] use them because they have the ability to infiltrate the United States and develop ties and distribution tentacles here.”
“La Muñeca” began working with the Juarez Cartel but became a large-scale trafficker for the Sinaloa Cartel, led by Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, after the Juarez Cartel’s demise, said Vigil, who worked in Mexico tracking drug cartel activity for 13 years.
Vigil said he believes Hernandez has some sort of relationship with “El Chapo,” based on her affiliation with the Sinaloa Cartel and the drug lord’s affinity for attractive women.
“La Muñeca” is known for her lavish lifestyle, according to the federal complaint.
“Hernandez does not have a job, however, [she] is regularly observed … spending large amounts of money,” the complaint said.
Hernandez spent thousands of dollars on clothing and shoes during a 2008 four-day trip to Las Vegas. She paid $30,000 cash for a pool at her home in El Paso, the documents said.
Quick question, is Ana Marie Hernandez the most intimidating chick to ever walk the face of the Earth? Forget Miss Universes or IG models or celebrities, those chicks are hotter than a solar flare and intimidating in their own right, but those girls don’t hold a candle to La Muñeca. I’d probably sound like a flustered Rain Man if I tried to talk to Rihanna or Gisele or Nina Agdal, but the worst that could happen there is I’d just come off as socially awkward and get shot down like a Russian fighter jet. La Muñeca might actually kill me. Like if you laid down some weak ass line or didn’t text La Muñeca first you might literally end up face down in a ditch with your head on a stake or something. How many people you think La Muñeca has killed? 10, 15, 20? I don’t know shit (except for what you see in the movies) about the in’s and out’s of smuggling drugs, but I do know you don’t make your way to the top of the Cartel and the U.S. Marshall’s most wanted list without racking up a body count. In the sack and in the streets. Honestly this chick is probably going to be the inspiration for the next Bond villain. And don’t you think for one second that La Muñeca is going to see the inside of a prison cell either. Hot girls always get what they want, especially bad ass chicks that know how to lie, steal, cheat, and kill their way to the top. Don’t be surprised here in the next six months when you read another blog on here about La Muñeca fucking the district attorney then leaving a path of death and destruction on her way back down to Meh-hee-co to rub elbows with El Chapo. I’ve never been more in love and more terrified of a chick in my entire life. Need her Instagram and her Twitter handle, STAT.