Emma Coronel Aispuro was arrested on Monday near Washington for her alleged involvement in international drug trafficking.
The wife of Mexican drug lord “El Chapo” was arrested near Washington, the United States Department of Justice said on Monday. Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, married to Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera, was arrested at Washington International Airport on suspicion of being involved in a narcotics ring. She is accused of participating in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana for importation into the United States.
The young woman, having dual Mexican-American citizenship, is scheduled to appear before a federal judge this Tuesday by videoconference. She is also accused of being involved in Guzman’s escape from Altiplano, a Mexican prison, on July 11, 2015. After the re-arrest of “El Chapo”, she also allegedly planned a new prison break with d ‘other people, before Guzman’s extradition to the United States in January 2017, according to the press release from the US Department of Justice.
Her husband, co-founder of the Sinaloa cartel and considered at the time to be the most powerful drug trafficker in the world, was sentenced in July 2019 to life imprisonment in the United States and is serving his sentence in a high security prison. from Colorado.
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