Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of infamous drug cartel leader Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera, was arrested by U.S. law enforcement agents on Monday and is being held on federal drug trafficking charges. Aispuro was taken into custody at the Dulles International Airport in Virginia near Washington, D.C., and is being held for a scheduled court appearance on Tuesday.
In court documents filed in federal court, Coronel Aispuro is charged with participating in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, and marijuana to be imported into the United States. Prosecutors also allege that she conspired with others to assist her husband, Guzmán Loera, escape from a Mexican prison in 2015.
Teenage Bride Of A Cartel Leader
Guzmán Loera was convicted by a jury in New York in 2019 for his role as the leader of the Mexican drug trafficking operation known as the Sinaloa cartel. He is currently serving a sentence of life plus 30 years in federal prison. Guzmán Loera and Coronel Aispuro met in Mexico in 2007 and were married while she was still a teenager, according to court documents. Prosecutors allege that Coronel Aispuro’s father is also a member of the Sinaloa drug cartel.
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