Dales, Va. (FOX 5 DC) – Emma Coronel Espuero, the wife of Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman, was arrested on Monday in Virginia on charges of international drug smuggling.
according to Department of Justice, Espurro, 31, was arrested at Dales International Airport. She She will make her initial appearance in federal court in a US district court for the District of Columbia via video conference on Tuesday.
New York, NY – Julie 17: Emma Coronel Espuero, wife of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, is surrounded by security as she arrives in federal court in New York City on July 17, 2019. Al Chapo was convicted on all charges in drug conspiracy trial and will
Court documents indicate that Aispuro is accused of participating in a conspiracy to import cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana into the US.
She It is also alleged that he conspired with others on July 11, 2015 to assist “El Chapo” in escaping from the Ultiplano prison located in Almaloya de Juárez, Mexico.
After being arrested again in Mexico in January 2016, according to the Department of Justice, Aispuro is engaged in planning for another prison escape before extraditing “El Chapo” to the US in January 2017.
Aispuro is charged in a criminal complaint with conspiracy to distribute one kilogram or heroin, five kilograms or more of cocaine, 1,000 kilograms or more of marijuana, and 500 grams or more of methamphetamine for illegal importation into the US. According to the Department of Justice.
In 2019, “El Chapo” was blamed for his role as the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel.