February 22, 2021 10:47 PM | With information from EFE
15 minutes. The United States (USA) detained Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of Mexican drug trafficker Joaquín “el Chapo” Guzmán, accused of involvement in international drug trafficking, the Justice Department reported.
Coronel, 31, with dual Mexican and American nationality, was detained at Dulles International Airport, in the state of Virginia, near Washington.
The defendant is scheduled to appear tomorrow, Tuesday, by videoconference before a federal court in the US capital, according to the statement from the Justice Department.
The wife of “El Chapo” Guzmán, who attracted 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 importation to USA “, indicates the official note.
Specifically, Coronel faces a criminal charge for “conspiracy to distribute a kilogram or more of heroin. Also five kilograms or more of cocaine. In addition, 1,000 kilograms or more of marijuana and 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, for illegal importation into USA “, he specifies.
Accomplice of the escapes of “El Chapo” Guzmán
“In addition, it is alleged that Coronel Aispuro conspired with others to help Guzmán in his escape on July 11, 2015 from the Altiplano prison, located in Almoloya de Juárez, Mexico,” the statement said.
Once “El Chapo” was arrested again in Mexico in January 2016, his wife planned “yet another escape from prison.” This together with other partners. This is before the former leader of the Sinaloa cartel was extradited to the US in January 2017, says the Justice Department.
“El Chapo” was found guilty of drug trafficking by a jury in New York in 2019. He is now serving a life sentence in a Colorado maximum security prison.
Coronel, who has twin daughters with “El Chapo” Guzmán, came to create a clothing line based on the controversial figure of her husband. He also attracted the attention of the media in 2019, when he assured that he received several death threats after the capture and release of the boss’s son, Ovidio Guzmán López.