Emma Coronel Aispuro: El Chapo’s young wife arrested in the United States
Emma Coronel Aispuro was arrested at Washington DC International Airport on Friday February 23, 2021. The young woman is the wife of drug trafficker El Chapo. She is suspected of having taken part in her husband’s huge drug trade, but also in his spectacular escape in 2015.
As announced by the American authorities in a press release sent to several agencies including AFP, Emma Coronel Aispuro was arrested in the United States on suspicion of drug trafficking. The 31-year-old, known to be the wife of drug trafficker El Chapo, Joaquin Guzman, was taken into custody on the following charge: “participation in trafficking in cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and cannabis” .
His wife, Emma Coronel Aispuro is scheduled to appear on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 in a court in Washington DC, where she was arrested, before a federal judge by videoconference. The former beauty queen is also believed to have had a role to play in her husband’s elaborate escape in July 2015, by digging a one-and-a-half-mile tunnel leading to her shower area.
For now, Emma Coronel Aispuro is represented by lawyer Jeffrey Lichtma, who told AFP to plan to plead not guilty. The FBI is in charge of the investigation.
Emma Coronel Aispuro has been the wife of the drug trafficker since 2007. He had already been married twice in the past. In all El Chapo is a father of thirteen children.
Emma Coronel Aispuro, bling-bling wife and unwavering support of the drug trafficker “El Chapo”
At 31, the former beauty queen was arrested near Washington, due to her alleged involvement in international drug trafficking. The accused, who was ultimately not released on bail, faces between ten years in prison and a life sentence. Portrait.
Emma Coronel Aispuro, a 31-year-old former beauty queen and wife of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán, was arrested at Dulles International Airport near Washington on Monday February 22. She is accused of being involved in international drug trafficking, the purpose of which is to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana for importation into the United States.
The thirty-something would also have served as her husband’s messenger in the Sinaloa cartel, helped plan the latter’s escape in July 2015, and considered a second escapade, before the extradition of the drug trafficker to the United States, in January 2017. She appeared on Tuesday February 23 before a federal judge. The latter decided that she would not be released on bail. She faces between ten years in prison and a life sentence.
Her husband is one of the most famous drug traffickers in history, better known by his nickname “El Chapo”. Long remained in the shadows, Emma Coronel Aispuro has become a public figure in defending her husband in 2016. “I will follow him wherever he is,” she assured the New York Times. I’m in love with him. He is the father of my children. ” If he was sentenced to life imprisonment in July 2019 – he has since appealed this sentence – the fate of his “queen” – as he calls her – could also be sealed.
Marriage proposal under high escort
Contrary to what she claims in the media, the fate of this “Narco barbie” already seemed all mapped out. Born in California in July 1989, Emma Coronel Aispuro grew up in the state of Durango, in northwestern Mexico. In the columns of the New York Times, she tells of “a very quiet and simple childhood, within a loving and united family”, with two brothers and a sister. She never mentions the drug business. However, his father, Inés Coronel Barreras – also called “The One” – is a member of the Sinaloa cartel, whose leader is none other than El Chapo. Inés Coronel Barreras will be arrested in 2013 and sentenced to ten years in prison for trafficking in drugs and weapons.
Seven years earlier, he introduced his daughter to his boss, hoping to rise through the ranks, Rolling Stone reports. We are then in 2006, during a village festival in Canelas. Emma Coronel Aispuro dances with her then boyfriend when she meets El Chapo’s gaze. He smiles at her, then invites her in turn to the middle of the track. At that time, he was already on the run after escaping from the Puente Grande high security prison in Jalisco.
When the teenager shows up a few months later at the beauty pageant in her village, El Chapo arrives accompanied by 400 armed men to propose to her. She was elected with flying colors and the couple married on July 2, 2007. Emma Coronel Aispuro was then just 18, El Chapo, 50. Four years later, she gave birth to twins, Emali and Maria Joaquina, in California . At the same time, El Chapo was called “the most influential drug lord in history” by Forbes magazine, surpassing Colombian Pablo Escobar, head of the Medellín cartel.