Wife of Mexican drug lord El Chapo faces 4 years of prison
17:28, 19 November 2021
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She has earlier pled guilty to drug trafficking and money laundering.
US prosecutors have demanded the US District Court for the District of Columbia sentence Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, to four years of imprisonment.
#BREAKING Here is the mug for for #ElChapoGuzman's wife from the Alexandria Sheriff's office. She will appear in Federal court in Northern Virginia today Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31 is charged with what the US Attorney calls involvement in international drug trafficking @ABC7Newspic.twitter.com/Isb6DMOq3S
Besides, she will have to pay a $1.5 mln fine for her alleged criminal activities.
The former teenage beauty queen confessed in June that she had helped her husband to run the Sinaloa cartel and pled guilty to US charges including distributing drugs, money laundering, and running the cartel’s finances.
The hearing was scheduled for November 30.
The prosecution also presumes that Coronel helped El Chapo escape from a Mexican prison in 2015 by building an underground tunnel to his shower.
Still, Guzmán was arrested the following year and got a life sentence for masterminding a multibillion-dollar drug enterprise in 2019 in Colorado. Apart from deprivation of liberty, El Chapo, who was taken to a "supermax" facility constructed for the most dangerous prisoners, must also pay a $12 bln fine.
Coronel was arrested at Dulles International Airport on February 22 this year.
El Chapo's wife, 31 year old Emma Coronel Aispuro, has been arrested in Virginia on drug trafficking charges, allegedly moving cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana & heroin. pic.twitter.com/qsPLNAmoRa