El Chapo’s Wife Arrested in Virginia on Charges of Drug Trafficking

Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of El Chapo was arrested at Dulles International Airport outside Washington DC. She is charged with participating in a drug trafficking and money laundering.

The US Department of Justice announced She is serving a life sentence in a maximum-security prison in Florence, Colorado.

“She is accused of “participating in a conspiracy” to distribute a variety of drugs in the US, including cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana, as well as having helped El Chapo escape from Mexico’s Altiplano prison in 2015 and with having planned a second prison bust after he was re-arrested in 2016, according to the complaint affidavit”.

El Chapo was handover to the US in 2017, where he was convicted on a number of criminal charges relating to his leadership of the violent drug-running cartel, and is serving a life sentence in a maximum-security prison in Florence, Colorado.