Wife of Drug Kingpin ‘El Chapo’ Expected in Court Today
The wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is headed to federal court on Tuesday February 23rd after she was arrested Monday in the United States.
She is accused of helping her husband run his multibillion-dollar cartel and plot his escape from a Mexican prison in 2015.
Emma Coronel Aispuro, a 31-year-old former beauty queen, was arrested at Dulles International Airport in Virginia and is expected to appear in federal court in Washington on Tuesday.
The Justice Department also accused her of helping her husband escape from a Mexican prison in 2015 and participating in the planning of a second prison escape before Guzman was extradited to the U.S.
As Mexico’s most powerful drug lord, Guzman ran a cartel responsible for smuggling mountains of cocaine and other drugs into the United States for 25 years.
A portion of this report was created with information provided by the Associated Press