News – PH – El Chapo’s wife, Emma Coronel Aispuro, arrested in US for “drug trafficking”

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The wife of the imprisoned Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán was arrested in the US on suspicion of drug trafficking say

Guzmán is currently serving a life sentence in New York for drug trafficking and money laundering

The 63-year-old is a former head of the Sinaloa cartel, which according to official data was the largest drug supplier to the United States

Shocking revelations about his life have been recorded at his 2019 trial, ranging from drugs and rapes of girls aged 13 to carrying out the cold-blooded murders of former cartel members and rivals

Ms. Coronel Aispuro is due to appear in front of a federal court in DC via video conference, the US Department of Justice said

In addition to being charged with drug trafficking, she is also accused of conspiring with others to help her husband escape prison in Mexico in 2015

He was released from Mexico’s Altiplano prison with maximum security after his sons bought property near the prison and a GPS watch smuggled into the prison told excavators its exact location.He escaped on a specially adapted small motorcycle through the tunnel

Court documents stated that Ms. Coronel Aispuro was allegedly involved in planning another prison escape for her husband before he was extradited to the US in January 2017

Ms. Coronel Aispuro, a two-time US-Mexican citizen, former beauty contest winner and journalism student, and mother of twins with Guzman, according to previous interviews given to US media, she first met Guzman at a dance when she was 17 Years old and he was 49 years old

She attended her husband’s three-month trial in New York almost every day, during which she not only heard grim reports of murder and rape, but also claimed that he had spied on her and other loved ones

She was in the media spotlight during this process, in one instance she appeared to be laughing during the tearful testimony of one of Guzman’s mistresses. Another day, she and Guzman wore similar velvet jackets that many people interpreted as a sign of solidarity

She supported Guzman throughout the process and said at the end of the process: “I don’t know my husband as the person they want to show him as, I admire him as the person I have met and the one I married “

Guzmán came from a poor family in the state of Sinaloa in northwestern Mexico. His organized crime business grew so rapidly that he was ranked 701 on Forbes’ list of the richest men in the world in 2009 with an estimated value of 1 billion USD (709 million GBP)

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News – PH – El Chapo’s wife Emma Coronel Aispuro arrested in the US for “drug trafficking”

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