In the US, the wife of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the former head of the Mexican drug cartel Sinaloa, has been detained. 31-year-old Emma Coronel Aispuro has been charged with involvement in international drug trafficking.
The US Department of Justice said the detention of 31-year-old Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of “El Chapo”, at Dulles International Airport near Washington on Monday. On Tuesday, the woman is due to appear in a federal court in the US capital. Coronel was involved in the organization of heroin, cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine smuggling into the United States, according to the Americans.
“Coronel Aispuro was likely aware of the massive shipments of cocaine, heroin and other drugs by the Sinaloa cartel to the US, and realized that the financial proceeds it oversaw (…) came from those shipments,” court papers reported, excerpts from NBC News .
These documents show that an unidentified FBI agent, citing a former member of the cartel management who agreed to be a crown witness, testified that in 2015, when “El Chapo” was inmate in a maximum security prison in Altiplano, his wife was helping him in organizing the construction of a tunnel approximately 1,600 meters long. The tunnel was equipped with ventilation ducts and rails on which a special vehicle moved. When the existence of the tunnel was revealed and “El Chapo” was caught, Emma Coronel Aispuro began planning his next escape.
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“She was probably aware of the massive shipments of cocaine, heroin and other drugs.”
The woman has dual citizenship – American and Mexican. This 2008 Miss Sinaloa had married the famous “El Chapo” the year before, when he was hiding from justice after breaking out of prison in 2001. This period lasted for thirteen years until 2014, when the offender was arrested again. Then he also managed to escape. He was finally captured only in January 2016 in the city of Los Mochis, Sinaloa. A year later, it was released to the United States. In November 2018, his trial began in New York.
El Chapo was convicted in 2019 after being charged with 10 counts of years of criminal activity and the smuggling of tons of cocaine into the US. He was sentenced to life imprisonment plus thirty years, without the possibility of parole. He was also ordered to forfeit property in the amount of $ 12.6 billion.
The wife of “El Chapo” attended the hearings during his trial.
Skazanie “El Chapo”
“El Chapo” was the leading leader of the Sinaloa Cartel. In the late 1990s, he served a life sentence in Mexico, incl. because of his involvement in the murder of the Mexican Catholic hierarch. Cardinal Juan Jesus Posadas Ocampo, who exposed himself to drug cartels with his homilies, was murdered on the orders of a gangster in 1993.
The Sinaloa cartel is considered one of the largest and most brutal drug trafficking organizations in Mexico.
Main photo source: PAP/EPA/JUSTIN LANE
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