Wife of Mexican Drug Kingpin ‘El Chapo’ Arrested on Drug Trafficking Charges

The wife of the notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera was arrested on Monday for her alleged role in international drug trafficking, the Justice Department (DOJ) announced. Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, a dual U.S.-Mexican citizen, was arrested at Dulles International Airport in Virginia, the department said. Coronel Aispuro has been accused of participating in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, and marijuana for the purpose of importing these illicit drugs into the United States, according to court documents (pdf). Prosecutors are also alleging that Coronel Aispuro conspired with others to assist Guzmán in his 2015 escape from Altiplano prison in Mexico. They further alleged that she helped plan another escape for her husband prior to his extradition to the United States in January 2017. Prosecutors are also alleging that Coronel Aispuro, who married Guzmán as a teenager and whose father is a member of the Sinaloa Cartel, grew up with the …
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