Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, is a twin citizen of the U.S. and Mexico.
The spouse of Mexican drug kingpin and escape artist Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was arrested at an airport in Virginia on worldwide drug trafficking fees, the Justice Division has mentioned.
Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, who’s a twin citizen of the U.S. and Mexico, was arrested at Dulles Worldwide Airport on Monday and is anticipated to seem in federal court docket in Washington on Tuesday.
She’s accused of serving to her husband escape from a Mexican jail in 2015 and was additionally “engaged in planning one more jail escape” earlier than Guzman was extradited to the U.S. in January 2017, the Justice Division mentioned.
Guzman was sentenced to life behind bars in 2019. His Sinaloa cartel was accountable for smuggling mountains of cocaine and different medicine into america throughout his 25-year reign, prosecutors mentioned in current court docket papers. Additionally they mentioned his “military” was underneath orders to kidnap, torture and homicide anybody who received in his manner.
His spouse can be accused of taking part in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana within the U.S.