Sunday 21st July 2024

Federal authorities said that the wife of the notorious Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera was arrested Monday on drug trafficking charges. 

The Justice Department said in a news release that Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, was taken into custody at Dulles International Airport near Washington, facing charges of conspiracy to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana for importation into the U.S. She is alleged to have helped Guzmán escape from a Mexican prison in 2015. 

Guzmán was convicted in 2019 on 10 charges of engaging in a continual criminal enterprise and multiple counts of distributing tons of cocaine into the U.S.. He was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years.

DOJ announces arrest of ‘El Chapo’s’ wife on international drug trafficking charges


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