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US Arrests ‘El Chapo’ Wife On Drug Trafficking Charges

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 – US authorities on Monday arrested the wife of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera, the leader of a Mexican drug organisation known as the Sinaloa Cartel, in Virginia,  reported Anadolu Agency.

Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, was arrested at  Dulles International Airport “on charges related to her alleged involvement in international drug tracking,” said the Justice Department in a statement.

The dual US-Mexican citizen  is scheduled to make her initial appearance in federal court Tuesday  in the US District Court for the District of Columbia via video conference.

“According to court documents, Aispuro is charged with participating in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana for importation into the US,” said the statement.

She is also accused of having “conspired with others to assist Guzman in his July 11, 2015 escape from Altiplano prison, located in Almoloya de Juarez, Mexico.”

“After Guzman was re-arrested in Mexico in January 2016, Coronel Aispuro is alleged to have engaged in planning yet another prison escape with others prior to Guzman’s extradition to the US in January 2017,” said the statement.
The drug kingpin was convicted by a jury in the Eastern District of New York in 2019 for his role as a leader of the Sinaloa Cartel.

“Coronel Aispuro is charged in a one count criminal complaint with a conspiracy to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin, one kilograms or more of cocaine, 1,000 kilograms or more of marijuana, and 500 grams or more of methamphetamines for unlawful importation into the US,” the statement added.


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