The United States detained this Monday Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of the Mexican drug lord Joaquín El Chapo Guzmán, accused of involvement in international drug trafficking, reported the Department of Justice.
Enma Coronel, 31 years old and with dual Mexican and American nationality, she was detained at Dulles International Airport, in the state of Virginia, near Washington.
The defendant plans appear this Tuesday, by videoconference, before a federal court in the US capital, the District Court of the District of Columbia, according to the statement from the Department of Justice.
The wife of El Chapo, which garnered media attention when she accompanied her husband during his trial in New York between 2018 and 2019, is accused of “participating in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, and marijuana for import into the United States “, indicates the official note.
Specifically, Enma Coronel faces a criminal charge for “conspiracy to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin, five kilograms or more of cocaine, 1,000 kilograms or more of marijuana and 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, for illegal importation into the United States.” , precise.
Help her husband escape
Furthermore, it is alleged that Coronel “conspired with others to help Guzmán in his escape of July 11, 2015 from the Altiplano prison, located in Almoloya de Juárez, in Mexico, “the statement said.
Once El Chapo was arrested again in Mexico in January 2016, his wife planned “another getaway more imprisonment “along with other partners, before the former leader of the Sinaloa cartel was extradited to the United States in January 2017, says the Justice Department.
El Chapo was convicted of drug trafficking by a jury in New York in 2019 and is now serving a sentence of life imprisonment in a maximum security prison from Colorado (United States).
Enma Colonel, who has two twin daughters with El Chapo and came to create a clothing line based on the controversial figure of her husband, also attracted the attention of the media in 2019, when she assured that she had received several threats of death after the capture and release of the boss’s son, Ovidio Guzmán López.