¿Having dual citizenship could serve Emma Coronel to be extradited to Mexico? This is what is known about the case of “Chapo” Guzmán’s wife.
The young woman will remain in preventive detention and without the right to bail, for the crimes of conspiracy to import and distribute cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana in the United States, as ordered this Tuesday by Judge Robin Meriweather of the District of Columbia in her first hearing before court.
Guzmán Loera’s wife faces a possible sentence of between 10 years and life imprisonment, plus a $ 10 million fine.
The judge agreed that the detention be maintained temporarily and that in a future hearing the request of his lawyers to avoid jail will be resolved.
Where was Emma Coronel born?
Emma Coronel Aispuro, wife of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, was born on July 2, 1989 near San Francisco, California, United States.
She is currently 31 years old and according to information released by herself through interviews, “She was born” in the United States because her mother crossed the border and gave birth in that territory “by chance.”
However, one month old and with a birth certificate that proved her as a US citizen, Emma Coronel returned to the municipality of Canelas, Durango.
For this reason, Emma Coronel has a national double; that is, American and Mexican.
Where did Emma Coronel grow up?
The third wife of “Chapo” grew up in the ranchería de La Angostura, which is located in the so-called “Golden Triangle” of drug trafficking where the states of Sinaloa, Chihuahua and Durango are located.
Although she has assured that her family dedicated herself to agriculture, both her father, Inés Coronel Barrera, like his older brother, Ines Omar, are sentenced to prison for being linked to activities of the cartel Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán.
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It was here in mexico where Coronel began her career as a model And it was in the fall of 2006, when I was 17, that he met Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán.
A year later, Emma Coronel became the queen of the Guava and Coffee Fair, in her native Canelas, Durango.
From beauty queen to “Chapo’s” wife
The famous drug trafficker waited for Coronel to come of age to be able to make her his wife.
They were married in church the day that Emma Coronel came of age; that is to say, once they are 18 years old.
Her marriage to one of the most powerful drug trafficking bosses in Mexico led her to Culiacán, Sinaloa, one of the bastions of the cartel her husband led for two decades, as determined by the US Justice.
Emma Coronel studied Journalism at the Autonomous University of Sinaloa, a time that she defines as “quite normal”.
In 2011 she had the two daughters of “Chapo”: María Joaquina and Emaly Guadalupe, also known as “The twins.”
Colonel confessed that she only saw her husband when “everything was half normal” in the activities he carried out.
He assured that he never saw weapons or drugs when he was with him: “In fact, I am not aware that he traffics drugs,” he declared at some point.
Could Emma Coronel be extradited to Mexico?
In Mexico there is no arrest warrant, at the federal level, against Emma Coronel.
According to the US authorities, The 31-year-old girl conspired with other people to help her husband escape from the Altiplano prison.
In addition, he helped plan a new prison escape before “El Chapo” was extradited to the United States in 2017.
Despite these remarks, The Attorney General’s Office (FGR) has no arrest warrants against Emma Coronel, for that reason, there are no grounds for requesting his extradition from the United States government.