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US News United States: Wife of Mexican drug lord "El Chapo" arrested

03:12  23 february  2021
03:12  23 february  2021 Source:   france24.com

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FILE PHOTOS: (L) Recaptured drug lord Joaquin ' El Chapo ' Guzman is escorted by soldiers Mexico City, Mexico January 8, 2016; (R) Emma Coronel Aispuro, Guzman's wife , is seen in an Instagram photo. 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. Aispuro, 31, who is a dual US - Mexican citizen, was nabbed at Dulles International Airport in Chantilly “on charges related to her alleged involvement in international drug

The wife of Joaquin " El Chapo " Guzman, the imprisoned former leader of Mexico 's Sinaloa drug cartel, was arrested on Monday over her alleged involvement in international drug trafficking, the U . S . Department of Justice said. Coronel was charged in a one-count complaint with conspiring to distribute heroin, cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamines for unlawful importation into the United States , the Justice Department said. A lawyer for Coronel could not immediately be identified. Guzman was convicted in February 2019 of trafficking tons of drugs and engaging in multiple murder

Emma Coronel Aispuro lors du procès d'El Chapo, le 5 février 2019 à New York. © Jeenah Moon, Reuters Emma Coronel Aispuro during El Chapo trial on February 5, 2019 in New York City.

Emma Coronel Aispuro is scheduled to appear before a federal judge on Tuesday after her arrest Monday near Washington. The wife of the famous Mexican drug lord "El Chapo" is suspected of being involved in a drug ring.

The wife of famous Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was arrested Monday (February 22) at Washington International Airport on suspicion of being involved in a narcotics 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.

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For Joaquín " El Chapo " Guzmán, whose feats of escapology were matched only by his drug -smuggling acumen, it was a trademark yet ultimately futile manoeuvre. The 17 Mexican marines raiding his ranch nearby would catch him soon enough. Six months earlier, he had humiliated Mexican authorities by At his sentencing in New York, Guzmán said he had received an unfair trial and his treatment in solitary confinement was tantamount to torture. "We're never going to see his like again," Douglas Century, the author of the book Hunting El Chapo , told the BBC. Guzmán was the oldest of seven children born

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, through heroin and methamphetamine.

Parents of twins

According to the document detailing the prosecutions against her, she is also accused of having participated in the sophisticated operation to escape her husband in July 2015 from a prison in Mexico. "El Chapo" had made the "beautiful" by a tunnel of a kilometer and a half leading into 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 , in particular forbidding him to visit him in detention or to speak to him on the phone.

With AFP

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