Wife of Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzmán arrested on drug trafficking charges at D.C.-area airport
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Wife of Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzmán arrested on drug trafficking charges at D.C.-area airport

The wife of the notorious Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera was arrested Monday at a D.C.-area airport on drug trafficking charges, federal authorities said.  Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, was taken into custody at Virginia's Dulles International Airport near Washington and faces charges of conspiracy to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana for importation into the U.S., the Justice Department said in a news release.

Coronel Aispuro, a dual U.S.-Mexican citizen, allegedly helped Guzmán escape from a maximum security prison in Mexico in 2015. After he was caught, she allegedly plotted another escape from the same facility two years later, authorities said.

Guzmán was convicted in 2019 on 10 charges of engaging in a continual criminal enterprise and multiple counts of distributing tons of cocaine into the United States. He was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years.

ph: Drew Angerer

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