World Mexico president presses U.S. for details on arrest of El Chapo's wife

18:47  23 february  2021
18:47  23 february  2021 Source:   reuters.com

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's president said on Tuesday the arrest of the wife of jailed Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in the United States is a U.S. matter, though he urged authorities north of the border to provide more information on the case.

a group of people posing for the camera: FILE PHOTO: Wife of Mexican drug lord © Reuters/JEENAH MOON FILE PHOTO: Wife of Mexican drug lord "El Chapo" exits the Brooklyn Federal Courthouse in New York

Emma Coronel Aispuro was arrested at an airport just outside Washington and charged with helping Guzman continue to run his drug cartel during his incarceration.

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador told reporters at a regular morning news conference that he hoped the U.S. government would share more information about the arrest.

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"It's a matter that the United States will decide," he said, speculating that her arrest may be linked to the case of former Mexican Security Minister Genaro Garcia Luna, who was also criminally charged last year in a U.S. court.

Coronel Aispuro, a 31-year-old former beauty queen, was a regular attendee at her husband's high-profile New York trial two years ago where he was convicted of trafficking tons of drugs into the United States.

She was charged by the U.S. Department of Justice with conspiracy to import drugs including heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine into the United States, and is expected to appear in court in Washington later on Tuesday.

(Reporting by David Alire Garcia; editing by Jonathan Oatis)

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