Mexican Drug Lord El Chappo Guzman’s Wife Arrested at Dulles Airport

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Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s wife is arrested at Dulles International Airport.

Emma Coronel, 31, was detained at Dulles Airport in Washington DC on Monday and charged with conspiracy to unlawfully import and distribute illegal drugs.

Authorities allege that she aided her husband with his escape from a Mexican prison in 2015 and also with a later second escape attempt in 2016. Coronel, a former beauty queen is the mother of twin girls.

Coronel is charged in a one count criminal complaint with a conspiracy to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin; five kilograms or more of cocaine; 1,000 kilograms or more of marijuana; and 500 grams or more of methamphetamines for unlawful importation into the U.S.

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Her husband ‘El Chapo‘ is the head of the Sinaloa Cartel. He is currently in a Colorado Prison. His legal history is extensive. Guzmán was first captured in 1993 in Guatemala and was extradited and sentenced to 20 years in prison in Mexico for murder and drug trafficking. He bribed prison guards and escaped from a federal maximum-security prison in 2001. His status as a fugitive resulted in an $8.8 million combined reward from Mexico and the U.S. for information leading to his capture, and he was arrested in Mexico in 2014. He escaped prior to formal sentencing in 2015, through a tunnel under his jail cell. Mexican authorities recaptured him following a shoot-out in 2016 and extradited him to the U.S. a year later. In 2019, he was found guilty of a number of criminal charges related to his leadership of the Sinaloa Cartel, and is currently serving a life sentence at ADX Florence.

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