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World Wife of Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' arrested at US airport

02:35  23 february  2021
02:35  23 february  2021 Source:   afp.com

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Emma Coronel Aispuro, a former US beauty pageant queen and wife of arguably the world’s most notorious drug kingpin – Joaquin ‘ El Chapo ’ Guzman – has been arrested in the US on an array of drug trafficking charges. His hopes for reaching freedom apparently dashed, the co-founder the Sinaloa Cartel then reportedly asked the authorities to fastrack his extraction to the States , complaining of dire conditions in the Mexican prison. El Chapo was eventually handed over to the US in January 2017.

Emma Coronel Aispuro, wife of Mexican drug lord Joaquin " El Chapo " Guzman was arrested from an airport outside of Washington. She's been detained on international drug trafficking charges. Emma Coronel Aispuro was a regular attendee at her husband's trial. Emma Coronel Aispuro was arrested when she arrived at the Dulles International Airport outside of Washington. The 31-year-old faces charges of conspiracy to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana for unlawful importation into the US . More to follow

US authorities arrested the wife of jailed Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman on Monday at Dulles International Airport outside of Washington, the Justice Department said.

a couple of people posing for the camera: Emma Coronel Aispuro,(C) wife of convicted Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, was arrested by US authorities on drug trafficking charges © KENA BETANCUR Emma Coronel Aispuro,(C) wife of convicted Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, was arrested by US authorities on drug trafficking charges

Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, faces one charge of conspiracy to traffic cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana for importation into the United States, it said.

Guzman was the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, one of Mexico's most notorious drag trafficking groups.

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The wife of Mexican drug kingpin and escape artist Joaquin " El Chapo " Guzman has been arrested on international drug trafficking charges at an airport in Virginia. The Justice Department says 31-year-old Emma Coronel Aispuro, who is a dual citizen of the U . S . and Mexico , was arrested at Dulles After Guzman was re- arrested in Mexico in January 2016, Coronel Aispuro is alleged to have engaged in planning yet another prison escape with others prior to Guzman’s extradition to the U . S . in January 2017. Guzman Loera was convicted by a jury in the Eastern District of New York in 2019 for his role

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He ran an operation that delivered hundreds of tons of narcotics into the United States and was behind multiple murders of those who crossed him, according to court filings.

He was extradited to the United States in 2017 to stand trial, and was convicted and sentenced to life in prison two years later.

Coronel, according to the Justice Department, took part in cartel activities and also allegedly assisted in two plots to help Guzman escape from Mexican prison, including the successful first one in 2015.

It was not previously known that US authorities intended to arrest her.

A dual US-Mexico citizen and the mother of twins by Guzman, Coronel appeared in court nearly every day of his three-month trial in New York.

She had barred from all contact with him during more than two years of pre-trial detention.

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But during the trial, each day as he entered and left the courtroom, Guzman touched his heart and blew a kiss to Coronel.

During the trial there were suggestions that she was involved in his business and prison escape, but authorities let her come and go freely.

"I can only say that I have nothing to be ashamed of. I am not perfect, but I consider myself a good human being who has never hurt anyone intentionally," she said at the end of the trial.

Guzman was locked up in the highest-security prison in the United States, the ADX federal prison in Florence, Colorado.

Months later, Coronel appeared on the VH1 reality series "Cartel Crew," about the lives of people seeking to break away from families involved in the drug trade.

In an episode filmed aboard a luxurious yacht near Miami, Coronel tells Michael Blanco, the son of Colombian cocaine queen Griselda Blanco, that she wants to have a normal life, and is thinking about launching a clothing line in the name of her husband.

"Sometimes you just want to do what other people do," she says while sipping champagne.

Coronel is expected to appear by video conference in federal district court in Washington on Tuesday.

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Emma Coronel Aispuro went from beauty queen to the notorious El Chapo's wife. Then came her high-profile arrest .
Two years after El Chapo was shuffled out of a New York courtroom in leg irons, 31-year-old Emma Coronel Aispuro was arrested at Dulles International Airport. US authorities allege she was not just the narco's wife, but a player in his international drug empire. El Chapo was a fugitive when they marriedAs surprising as the news of her arrest might have been, she wasn't the first Coronel to get into trouble over alleged cartel links.Prosecutors allege Ms Coronel Aispuro likely grew up with ties to the criminal world.

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