Emma Colonel Aispuro, wife of El Chapo, one of Mexico’s most famous drug dealers, was arrested Monday.
Aispuro is suspected of helping her husband manage his multimillion-dollar empire and plotting to get him out of prison after his capture, in 2014.
A former top model, Aispuro had been under investigation for at least two years by US federal authorities for being an accomplice to Joaquín Guzmán Loera, sentenced to life in 2019 and one of the strong men in the Sinaloa Cartel.
Court documents show that Aispuro helped Guzmán to distribute and store drugs, from 2012 to 2014, and to avoid capture by American and Mexican authorities who have pursued him for years.
Evidence also emerged in Guzmán’s trial that Emma Aispuro played an important role in a conspiracy to get her husband out of Altiplano, Mexico, digging a tunnel several kilometers long in your cell shower.
Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, with American and Mexican nationality, was intercepted at Dulles International Airport, near Washington. He is due to appear in court on Thursday by videoconference.
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