“El Chapo” wife arrested near Washington for drug trafficking

A year and a half after the conviction of the powerful drug trafficker “El Chapo”It is his wife who makes the headlines. Emma Coronel Aispuro was arrested in the United States at the Washington International Airport, local authorities said. The 31-year-old is suspected of being involved in a drug trafficking ring.

Former beauty queen of American and Mexican nationality, the woman is 32 years younger than Joaquín Guzmán, alias “El Chapo “, co-founder of the Sinaloa cartel. Considered the most powerful drug trafficker in the world at the time, he was sentenced to life in prison in July 2019. He is serving his sentence in a high-security prison in Colorado.

Emma Coronel Aispuro He is scheduled to appear on Tuesday, February 23, before a United States federal judge. She is accused of being a member of a drug trafficking ring that floods the United States with illegal substances ranging from cocaine to marijuana, heroin and methamphetamine.

Little contact with “El Chapo” since 2019

According to the document that details the accusation against her, she is also accused of having participated in the sophisticated escape operation of her husband in July 2015 from a prison in Mexico: “El Chapo” had done the “beautiful” through a one kilometer tunnel and a half emerging in the shower of his cell and equipped with railings, inflicting a harsh rebuff to the Mexican authorities.

Emma Coronel Aispuro and Joaquin Guzman had twins, born in the United States. The US federal police, the FBI, is in charge of the investigation into the young woman, who had attended almost the entire trial of her husband in 2019. The justice then had authorized her very little contact with her husband, in particular. prohibiting you from visiting him during detention or speaking to him on the phone.

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