U.S. Arrests Wife of El Chapo for International Drug Trafficking

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Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera, the infamous drug lord known as “El Chapo,” was arrested Monday at Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia on charges related to her alleged involvement in international drug trafficking and her husband’s dramatic prison escapes, reports the Washington Post. Coronel Aispouro was charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana for importation into the United States with Guzmán’s Sinaloa Cartel, U.S. authorities said. The DOJ alleged that Coronel Aispuro conspired with others to assist Guzmán’s July 2015 escape from Mexico’s notorious Altiplano prison and engaged in planning another escape with others before Guzman’s extradition in January 2017. Prosecutors said her husband periodically messaged her while he was on the run from Mexican authorities and allegedly referred to the logistics of drug trafficking.

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