Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, with dual American and Mexican citizenship, is due to appear before a federal judge on Tuesday. 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 in Colorado. .
The thirty-something, a former beauty queen, 32 years younger than “El Chapo”, is accused of being a member of a drug trafficking ring inundating the United States with illegal substances ranging from cocaine to marijuana , through heroin and methamphetamine.
According to the document detailing the proceedings against her, she is also accused of having participated in the sophisticated operation of her husband’s escape in July 2015 from a prison in Mexico: “El Chapo” had fled by a a one-and-a-half-kilometer tunnel emerging under the shower of his cell and equipped with rails, inflicting a scathing snub to the Mexican authorities.
Emma Coronel Aispuro and Joaquin Guzman had twins, born in the United States.
The American federal police are in charge of the investigation concerning the young woman, who had attended almost the entirety of the trial of her husband in 2019. The justice then authorized her that very little contact with her husband, prohibiting him in particular from visit him in detention or talk to him on the phone.
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