On Aug. 15, 2013, the defense of La Reina del Pacifico represented by Jesus Jaime Montiel, appealed before the Fourth District Court of Amparo in Mexico City (798/2012) but the court did not issue any resolution. When Avila Beltran was repatriated from the United States on August 20, 2013, her lawyers tried to prevent her entry into the federal criminal facility. But immediately her upon arrival she was arrested in Mexico City airport, she was transported to Federal Social Rehabilitation Center No. 4 of Tepic, Nayarit instead of being taken to the State of Jalisco women's prison.
Her defense tried to reverse this decision arguing that Avila Beltran should not be in a federal prison and because she is not being prosecuted for organized crime.
However, the list of Court of Protection Agreements reported today that Sandra Avila is to be denied relocation to another prison, so she will have to remain in prison in the federal facility in Tepic.