The US detained the wife of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman on February 22 at Dulles International Airport just outside Washington.
Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, wife of drug magnate Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman faces charges of conspiracy to transport cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and cannabis imported into the US, the Justice Department said.
Guzman was the leader of Sinaloa Cartel, one of Mexico’s most notorious drug cartels, before being extradited to the US in 2017. The Mexican drug lord was sentenced to life imprisonment in July 2019.
According to the US Department of Justice, Coronel was involved in gang activities and is also believed to have supported two plots to help Guzman escape from Mexican prison, including the first successful escape in 2015. .
Before that, there is no information about the US officials intend to arrest the wife of drug boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.
A Mexican-American citizen and mother of Guzman’s twins, Coronel appeared mostly in court every day during her husband’s three-month trial in New York.
It was reported that Coronel was involved in her husband’s drug trafficking as well as her husband’s escape, but authorities kept Coronel free, according to AFP.
“I can only say that I have nothing to be ashamed of. I’m not perfect, but I consider myself a good person, never intentionally hurting anyone,” – the drug boss’s wife said after the conclusion end the trial of her husband
The notorious Mexican drug lord is expected to appear before federal court in Washington on February 23 in the form of online video.
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