The spouse of drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera was arrested Monday in Virginia on charges associated to her alleged involvement in international drug trafficking, the Justice Department introduced.
Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, was apprehended at Dulles International Airport and is dealing with charges of conspiracy to distribute one kilogram or extra of heroin, 5 kilograms or extra of cocaine, 1,000 kilograms or extra of marijuana and 500 grams or extra of methamphetamines for illegal importation into the nation, in keeping with a brand new launch from the Justice Department.
She is anticipated to make her preliminary look Tuesday in US District Court in Washington, DC, through video convention.
Prosecutors mentioned Coronel conspired with others to assist her husband in his July 11, 2015, escape from a jail in Mexico. After Guzman was rearrested in Mexico in January 2016, his spouse is alleged to have engaged in planning yet one more jail escape earlier than he was extradited to the United States, officers mentioned.
Guzman was convicted after a jury trial in 2019, and sentenced to life plus 30 years in a federal jail.
Jeffrey Lichtman and Mariel Colon instructed CNN they’re representing Coronel.
“We’re simply making an attempt to get the total scope of the federal government allegations right now,” mentioned Colon.
Lichtman instructed CNN he had no remark.
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