The wife of the famous Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, head of the Sinaloa cartel, was arrested in Virginia on drug smuggling charges. This is stated in the message of the US Department of Justice.
Emma Coronel Ispuro, 31, who has Mexican and US citizenship, was arrested at Dulles International Airport. She is due to appear before a DC federal judge by videoconference on Tuesday.
According to court documents, Ispuro is accused of conspiracy to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana for import into the United States. In addition, Ispuro allegedly conspired with others to help Guzmán escape from prison in Almoloya de Juarez on 11 July 2015. Following Guzmán’s re-arrest in Mexico in January 2016, Emma Coronel Ispuro was allegedly involved with others in planning another jailbreak prior to Guzmán’s extradition to the United States in January 2017.