Emma Coronel Arrested in Virginia for Drug Trafficking

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Emma Coronel Aispuro , wife of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera , imprisoned in the United States for leading the Sinaloa Cartel , was arrested today in Virginia on charges related to her alleged participation in the trafficking of drugs internationally.

Colonel Aispuro, 31, a US and Mexican citizen, from Culiacán, Sinaloa, was arrested today at Dulles International Airport. She is scheduled to make her initial appearance tomorrow.

According to court documents, Aispuro is accused of participating in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana for importation into the United States.

The United States Department of Justice noted that Coronel Aispuro conspired with others to help Guzmán escape from the Altiplano in Mexico on July 11, 2015.

According to information from US authorities, after ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán was arrested again in Mexico in January 2016, Coronel Aispuro became involved in planning another prison break prior to her husband’s extradition to the United States in January 2017 .

“El Chapo” , Joaquin Guzmán Loera was sentenced to life in prison by a jury in the Eastern District of New York in 2019 for his role as the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel.

Now, Colonel Aispuro is charged in a criminal complaint with one count of conspiracy to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin, five kilograms or more of cocaine, one thousand kilograms or more of marijuana, and 500 grams or more of methamphetamine for illegal importation into the United States. .

The FBI’s Washington Field Office is investigating the case. Acting Deputy Director Anthony Nardozzi and trial attorney Kate Wagner of the Department of Justice’s Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Section are handling the case.  US DOJ Press Release, Next Page.

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Monday, February 22, 2021

Wife of “El Chapo” Arrested on International Drug Trafficking Charges

The wife of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera, leader of a Mexican drug trafficking organization known as the Sinaloa Cartel, was arrested today in Virginia on charges related to her alleged involvement in international drug trafficking.

Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, a dual U.S.-Mexican citizen, of Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico, was arrested today at Dulles International Airport. She is scheduled to make her initial appearance in federal court tomorrow in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia via video conference.

According to court documents, Aispuro is charged with participating in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana for importation into the U.S. Additionally, Coronel Aispuro is alleged to have conspired with others to assist Guzman in his July 11, 2015 escape from Altiplano prison, located in Almoloya de Juarez, Mexico. After Guzman was re-arrested in Mexico in January 2016, Coronel Aispuro is alleged to have engaged in planning yet another prison escape with others prior to Guzman’s extradition to the U.S. in January 2017.

Guzman Loera was convicted by a jury in the Eastern District of New York in 2019 for his role as a leader of the Sinaloa Cartel.

Coronel Aispuro 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.

Acting Assistant Attorney General Nicholas L. McQuaid of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and Assistant Director in Charge Steven D’Antuono of the FBI’s Washington Field Office made the announcement.

The FBI’s Washington Field Office is investigating the case.

Acting Deputy Chief Anthony Nardozzi and Trial Attorney Kate Wagner of the Justice Department’s Narcotic and Dangerous Drug Section are prosecuting the case.

A criminal complaint is merely an allegation and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Source: SinEmbargo