The wife of Mexico’s notorious drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman has been arrested in the United States. U.S. authorities arrested him Monday at local time from Dallas International Airport outside Washington DC. The country’s judiciary has confirmed the veracity of this information. News from Al Jazeera and NDTV.
Guzman’s wife’s name is Emma Colonel Ipuro. The 31-year-old has been charged with conspiracy to smuggle cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana and marijuana.
The arrested Emma is entitled to dual citizenship. He is a citizen of Mexico as well as the United States. Former beauty queen Emma is the daughter of a notorious drug trafficker in Mexico.
Emma is scheduled to appear in federal district court in Washington DC on Tuesday via video conference.
Guzman was the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, a notorious drug trafficking group in Mexico. He smuggled hundreds of tons of drugs into the United States. Many people were killed on his orders around the drug trade.
Guzman was extradited to the United States from Mexico in 2016. He was convicted and sentenced two years after his extradition to the United States.
Guzman, 63, has been sentenced to life in prison in the United States.
Guzman’s wife, Emma, is also involved in drug trafficking, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. She was involved in a two-pronged plot to get her husband Guzman out of a Mexican prison. Guzman managed to escape from prison in 2015 in the first phase of the conspiracy.
During Guzman’s nearly three-month trial in New York, his wife, Emma, appeared in court almost daily. When Guzman was imprisoned for almost two years before the trial, Emma was not allowed to communicate with him.
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