Emma Coronel, wife of El Chapo, arrested on drug trafficking charges

Emma Coronel, wife of El Chapo, arrested on drug trafficking charges

The Guardian

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Joint US-Mexican citizen has also been charged with conspiring to help arrange her husband’s escape from prison in 2015

Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, leader of Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel, has been arrested in Virginia on drug trafficking charges, the US justice department said.

In a statement released on Monday, the justice department said that Coronel, 31 – who is a joint US-Mexican citizen – was arrested at Dulles international airport and was scheduled to make her initial appearance in federal court on Tuesday via video conference.

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