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Isabel Batista


Call Girl Madam
Deceased, killed by Frank Arriola
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Isabel Batista was a madam who ran a call-girl operation, as well as the drug distribution operation lead by her uncle, Heriberto Mérida. In 1986 Batista and Morales devised a plan to stop the customs issues Morales was having with agent Frank Arriola by framing Arriola's brother Tico for the "murder" of call girl Jan Larken and blackmailing the customs agent by forcing him to provide Morales and Batista with the customs codes, or else they take the videotapes and photographs of the murder to the police. Batista visited the police to let them know Larken was one of her girls, but she knew nothing of her demise (which was done by Batista's goons after Tico left). Morales was told by Arriola that the two high roller dealers, Sonny Burnett and Rico Cooper are Miami Vice, but Batista wants Morales to go through with the deal and kill the cops, regardless of the heat it would cause, as she is calling the shots. Morales and his middleman Silvio were waiting in a car to finalize the deal when a car bomb goes off, nearly engulfing Crockett and Tubbs, and killing Morales and Silvio in the explosion. Arriola then went after Batista to stop the tape from going to the police, when he threatened to kill Isabel, she admitted to the frame, but when Arriola learned of his brother's death at the jai-alai cancha, he shot Batista down while she tried to flee.