The wife of Mexico’s dreaded drug mafia Joaquín El Chapo Guzmán was today convicted of several crimes in the US. Emma Coronel Aispuro admitted in court that she helped her husband run a billion-dollar criminal empire.
El Chapo’s wife has been in jail since February
Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, was arrested at Dulles International Airport in Virginia in February this year. He has been in jail since this arrest. Coronel Espuro’s attorney, Jeffrey Lichtman, said outside the courthouse that she did not expect her own arrest after her husband was sentenced to life in prison. This is definitely a troubling moment for my client. We will surely overcome this obstacle. The public prosecutor alleged that Coronel Espuro worked closely with the command-and-control structure of the Sinaloa Cartel. This woman helped in smuggling a large amount of drugs. It knew that these drugs were being taken to America. Prosecutors say El Chapo ran a cartel responsible for smuggling cocaine and other drugs into the US during his 25-year reign as Mexico’s most powerful drug lord.
El Chapo’s wife involved in drug trafficking in the US
The Court was also told that El Chapo’s “Army of Sicario” or “Hit Men” waited for orders to abduct, torture and kill anyone who came his way. Prosecutor Anthony Nardozzi told the court that El Chapo’s wife aided and encouraged the Sinaloa Cartel’s objectives to smuggle drugs into the US. Emma Coronel helped smuggle more than 450,000 kilograms of cocaine, 90,000 kilograms of heroin, 45,000 kilograms of methamphetamine and about 90,000 kilograms of marijuana to the United States during this period.
El Chapo’s wife used to manage cartel members
However, El Chapo’s lawyer contested this, saying that his client Emma Coronel Aispuro’s involvement in the drug empire was minimal. She was a very small part of this much bigger thing. The world was shocked when El Chapo’s wife was arrested earlier this year. She had been living publicly in the US for the last two years, but then no steps were taken to arrest her. During the trial in 2019, public prosecutors said the woman had helped her husband escape from prison. The public prosecutor said that Coronel Espuro acted as a middleman to deliver messages to cartel members after her husband’s arrest. Not only that, he conspired with El Chapo’s sons to plan and coordinate their escape from prison.
El Chapo’s wife could be sentenced to 10 years
Courtroom sources said Emma listened silently to all the crimes leveled against her. He fears that if the case goes to a new trial, public prosecutors may prove these charges. When the lawyer asked Emma through a translator whether she had been involved in the crimes reported by the government? In response, Emma only said ‘yes’. Emma’s lawyer has expressed hope that when her client is sentenced in September, she will face a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison for her crimes.
Married to Mexican drug king El Chapo in 2007
America’s former teenage beauty queen Emma Coronel Aispuro married Mexico’s dreaded drug mafia Joaquin El Chapo Guzmán in 2007 after turning 18. At that time, the name El Chapo was discussed not only in America and Mexico but also in Brazil, Peru and Argentina. Both of them spend some time together after marriage. In 2012, Emma Coronel gave birth to twin daughters to El Chapo at a hospital in California. Emma hid the father’s name in the birth certificates of these two daughters, as the US had at that time placed a bounty of over Rs 36 crore on El Chapo’s head. Emma feared that if she disclosed her husband’s name, she would also be imprisoned and the girls would be sent to a care centre.