US Arrests Cocaine Kingpin ‘El Chapo’ Wife on International Charges of Drug Trafficking
Guzmán Loera’s wife, Drug King Joaquin “El Chapo” was detained on 22 February in Virginia on charges of her suspected role in international drugs trafficking, the US Department of Justice said. Emma Coronel Aispuro was detained at International Airport in Dulles according to a press release. The 31-year-old has to face conspiracy charges for the trafficking into the country of one or more kilograms of heroin, five or more kilograms of cocaine, 1000 kilograms of marijuana, and 500 grams or more methamphetamines for illegally transported. In 2015, she was also charged in a hidden tunnel to help her husband escape from Mexico’s jail.
According to a criminal complaint, “there is probable cause to believe that, from at least in or about 2014 and at least on or about January 19, 2017, Coronel did knowingly, intentionally, and willfully conspired with Guzmán and others to distribute drugs”.
The complaint also read that, before and after the Mexican drogue commander’s jail, the FBI claims that it has taken messages from El Chapo to his lieutenants, associates and four sons. It should be noted that Coronel is a dual American and Mexican citizen and is scheduled to appear in Washington District Court on Tuesday via video conference.
According to CNN the prosecutors said that in his July 11, 2015 escape from a jail in Mexico, Coronel had conspired with others to support her husband. His wife is reportedly contemplating a further escape from jail until he has been extradited to the United States in January 2017 following El Chapo’s rearrest in January 2016. El Chapo, who is alleged to have led a multinational empire on drugs, was sentenced to life plus 30 years imprisonment following a jury trial in 2019
El Chapo’s Escape From Jail
El Chapo is Mexico’s former leader in the powerful drug cartel Sinaloa. His arrests have trafficked hundreds of tons of cocaine, opium, methamphetamines and marijuana for offenses covering a quarter of a century. His empire spread from America to Europe and Asia across the world during his rule. Twice the Mexican drug lord broke the jail.
El Chapo reportedly fled through a 1,5-kilometer tunnel that opened in the cell shower back in 2015. According to records, he zoomed on a modified rail motorcycle. The Mexican marines managed to catch him again, six months later, in January 2016. One year later, he was extradited to the United States and the decades-long investigation ended.