Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of Mexico drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, has been arrested in the United States.
The 31-year-old former beauty pageant winner was arrested on Monday at Washington International Airport on suspicion of involvement in drug trafficking.
Coronel Aispuro, who has dual citizenship (Mexican and American), is expected to appear in federal court today. Her husband, co-founder of the Sinaloa cartel, long considered the most powerful drug lord in the world, was sentenced in July 2019 to life in prison in the United States for drug trafficking. He is serving his sentence in a high security prison in Colorado.
El Chapo, 32, is accused of being involved in a network that flooded the US market with substances ranging from cocaine to marijuana to heroin and methamphetamines.
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According to a lawsuit filed against her, she also allegedly participated in the extremely complicated operation for her husband to escape from a Mexican prison in July 2015, worthy of a Hollywood movie. To escape, “El Tsapo” dug a gallery of one and a half kilometers to his cell, equipped with rails and other means. The revelation of the details of the escape was a painful blow to the Mexican authorities. The couple had twin girls, born in California (southern USA) in 2012.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had undertaken to investigate the young woman, who attended almost all the hearings of her husband’s trial in 2019. US justice allows her minimal contact with her husband. She has been barred from visiting him in prison, and she has also been barred from talking on the phone.
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