Joaquin “El Chapo” GuzmanThe wife has been arrested on charges of drug smuggling.
According to a Department of Justice release, Emma Coronel Aespuro One was arrested at Virginia Airport on Monday, February 22. The 31-year-old wife of the notorious drug kingpin is accused of participating in an international drug smuggling operation.
Aispuro, a dual US-Mexican citizen, faces conspiracy charges to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, and marijuana for import into the US.
She will make a virtual appearance on Tuesday, February 23 in the US District Court for the District of Columbia.
Guzman’s wife is also accused of helping him escape from the Ultiplano prison in Juarez, Mexico, on July 11, 2015, according to a DOJ press release.
during this time, Sean Penn On his whereabouts went to El Chapo, where he conducted a controversial and extensive interview about the life and crimes of the drug lord.