The wife of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera, leader of a Mexican medicine trafficking organization referred to as the Sinaloa Cartel, was apprehended yesterday (23rd of February 2021) in Virginia on charges connected to her supposed involvement in worldwide drug trafficking.
Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, a dual U.S.-Mexican citizen, of Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico, was jailed today at Dulles International Airport.
She is scheduled to make her first look in federal court today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia through a video meeting.
“She is charged with participating in a conspiracy to distribute heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana.
Guzmán is currently serving a life sentence in Colorado for drug trafficking and money laundering.
The 63-year-old is a former head of the Sinaloa cartel, which officials say was the biggest supplier of drugs to the US.
His trial in 2019 heard shocking revelations about his life, from drugging and raping girls as young as 13 to carrying out the cold-blooded murders of former cartel members and rivals.
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Ms Coronel Aispuro appeared via video link before a federal judge at a court in Washington DC on Tuesday and was ordered to remain in detention for the time being.”Source