Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, with Mexican and US citizenship, was arrested at Dulles International Airport, in Virginia, as reported by the US Department of Justice in a statement. According to court documents in the case, Coronel is accused of participating in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, and marijuana, importing it into the United States.
Furthermore, she is accused of having helped “El Chapo” escape on July 11, 2015, from the Mexican prison in which he was imprisoned. The US authorities also claim that, after “El Chapo” was arrested again in Mexico in January 2016, Coronel helped plan another prison break for her husband, before he was extradited to the US in January. of 2017. In July 2019, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán was sentenced in the US to life imprisonment and an additional 30 years as the leader of a cartel that sent tons of drugs to that country.
Messages on behalf of Guzman, American lawyer Jeffrey Lichtman, who defended “El Chapo” in his trial in New York, confirmed to BBC Mundo that he will also represent Coronel, who intends to plead not guilty to the charges he faces. Lichtman avoided further comment during a brief telephone conversation shortly after news broke of the arrest of Coronel, who is scheduled to appear via video conference Tuesday in federal court in the District of Columbia.
The criminal complaint filed against Coronel maintains that between 2012 and 2014 “he transmitted messages on behalf of Guzmán to promote drug trafficking activities, while Guzmán tried to avoid capture by Mexican authorities. Once GuzmaDuring the trial of “El Chapo”, his former henchman, Damaso Lopez “El Licenciado, testified that Coronel participated in the planning of Guzman’s cinematic escape from the El Altiplano prison in July 2015, through a 1.5 km long tunnel.
López also argued that, after the capture of El Chapo in January 2016, Coronel participated in the planning of another prison escape of the head of the Sinaloa cartel, which never materialized because he was finally extradited to the United States. Coronel was present for most of the trial against her husband and silently observed that testimony from Lopez, who a few months earlier had been sentenced to life imprisonment for drug trafficking.” El Chapo” was found guilty of the 10 charges among them, that of running a criminal organization – that he faced in his trial, considered the largest in US history for drug trafficking, and sentenced to life imprisonment for his work in front of the dreaded Sinaloa cartel.
My wife to this day has not been allowed to visit me. I have not been allowed to hug my daughters. It has been 24-hour emotional, psychological, and mental torture. It is the most inhumane thing that has happened in my life, protested El Chapo in the hearing where his sentence was known and in which he was not allowed to approach Coronel. From beauty queen to the third wife of El Chapo Coronel was born in California, USA, but grew up in the La Angostura ranch, a place with just a few dozen inhabitants in the northern region of Mexico known as the Golden Triangle of drug trafficking where the states of Sinaloa converge. Chihuahua and Durango.
Although she assures that her family dedicated themselves to agriculture, both her father and her two brothers were sentenced to prison in recent years for being linked to activities of the “El Chapo” cartel. Coronel, who was crowned a beauty queen in local pageants, met Guzmán when she was just 17 years old.
“I say that what conquered me about him was his talk, his way of treating me. He did not bring me great gifts or great things, but he wins people over by his way of being,” he said in an interview with the weekly Process in 2016 after being asked about the age difference between them. n was arrested in February 2014, Coronel continued to deliver messages that he received from Guzman during his visits to the prison, which were not monitored by the Mexican authorities,” adds the document signed by Eric McGuire, special agent of the Bureau. Federal Investigation (FBI). The day she turned 18, they were married in the church and Coronel thus became the third wife of the drug dealer.
The young woman studied journalism at the Autonomous University of Sinaloa and in 2011 she gave birth to twins María Joaquina and Emily Guadalupe, the result of her relationship with Guzman. Their relationship lasted for more than a decade, although Guzmán lived most of those years as a fugitive from justice and imprisoned in both Mexico and the United States. In recent months, Coronel distanced himself from the low profile that he has traditionally maintained in the media and strengthened his presence on the social network Instagram, where he promotes Sinaloa companies among his almost 500,000 followers.At the end of 2019, he even participated in the American reality show Cartel Crew, which retraced the lives of characters linked to the world