Glam gangster dubbed Her Majesty spent blood money on holidays and hotels

Cops have arrested a "real-life Queen-of-the-South beauty" who was called "Her Majesty" and allegedly made big money doing finances for South American drug cartels.

Valeska Pereira Monteiro, 27, enjoyed a lavish lifestyle and travelled to beautiful holiday spots and luxurious hotels using the cash from the drug cartel, it is claimed.

But it all came to an end when Brazilian police arrested her in the town of Gramado in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul.

Her role in the drugs gangs was as a "finance arm" of the trafficking operation and she also distributed territory to drug dealers, cops say.

She was dubbed "Majestade" [Her Majesty] after she reportedly spent her earnings from the gang's drug-trafficking proceeds on a life of luxury, including expensive trips to the city of Rio de Janeiro and a theme park in the southern state of Santa Catarina.

After the police executed the arrest warrant issued against the suspect, she was taken to the city of Fortaleza, in the state capital of Ceara.

According to police chief Klever Farias, she had spent a month in north-eastern Brazil and then two months in the south-eastern city of Rio de Janeiro, where she stayed in the upmarket neighbourhoods of Copacabana and Ipanema.

She then moved to Gramado, where she was arrested. She has a prior criminal record for theft, criminal association, crimes against public trust, and drug trafficking.

Monteiro had also been arrested for leading a gang that robbed residential and commercial properties in Fortaleza in 2014.

She came under the police's radar again last year, after they discovered she was allegedly doing the accounting for the criminal gang.

Cops gave her an ankle tag, which she allegedly broke in April, after which she was considered a fugitive from justice until her recent arrest.

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During her time evading capture, she is believed to have continued her illicit work.

On the same day as the arrest, officers also arrested a man and a teenager believed to be from the same criminal gang.

They also seized two pistols and ammunition from them.

The police arrested another man named Mateus de Souza Silva and another teenager believed to be from the same gang on Monday, August 30.

They also seized drugs, precision scales and cash.

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