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The wife of ex-drug lord El Chapo arrested in the United States


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Emma Coronel Aispuro, wife of drug trafficker El Chapo, was arrested in the United States on February 22, 2021. – Eduardo Munoz Alvarez / EFE / SIPA

According to American justice, she was more than just a wife. The wife of famous Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was arrested Monday at Washington International Airport on suspicion of being involved in his drug ring, US authorities said.

Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, with dual American and Mexican nationality, 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. from Colorado.

Accused of participating in her escape in 2015

The thirty-something, a former beauty queen 32 years younger than “El Chapo”, is accused of being a member of a drug trafficking ring flooding the United States with illegal substances ranging from cocaine to marijuana, in going through heroin and methamphetamine.

Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, is accused of having participated in her husband El Chapo's network.
Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, is accused of having participated in her husband El Chapo’s network. – KENA BETANCUR / EFE / SIPA

According to the document detailing the prosecutions that target 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” was ” beautiful ”by a tunnel of a kilometer and a half leading to 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 – the FBI – is 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 had then authorized her that very little contact with her husband, inter alia forbidding him to visit him in detention or to speak to him on the phone.



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