And suddenly everything happened very quickly. On Monday (February 22), Emma Coronel Aispuro, the fourth wife of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán, was arrested at an airport in the US state of Virginia. As the US Department of Justice announced, she is said to be involved in activities of the Sinaloa cartel, which her husband previously ran.
“El Chapos” spectacular prison escape
It’s about drug trafficking and drug smuggling. She is also charged with helping her husband escape from a Mexican prison in 2015. This escape was particularly spectacular: Guzmán found freedom through an opening under his shower over a 1.6 kilometer long tunnel.
Before her husband was extradited to the US in January 2017, she is said to have been “busy planning another prison break.” She also put pressure on the Mexican government to improve the conditions for her husband in detention, according to the US Department of Justice. “El Chapo” is now in a maximum security prison in the US state of Colorado after he was sentenced to life imprisonment for drug smuggling to the US in July 2019 – 30 years on top of it.
Emma Coronel Aispuro met “El Chapo” at a beauty pageant
But who is the 31-year-old who has been with Guzmán since 2007? She was born in San Francisco in 1989 and is a citizen of the United States and Mexico. In her youth she took part in numerous beauty competitions, at one of these events she is said to have met “El Chapo”. In 2012, the two parents of twin girls. The bond between the two is said to be very close: At Guzmán’s last trial in New York, she repeatedly threw him kisses in the courtroom.
“El Chapos” numerous affairs
During this time, she gave an interview with the New York Times: “I don’t know my husband as the person you want him to be. But I admire him more than the person I met and married.” Aispuro, who loves designer clothes, said of his relationship with his daughters: “He was always a father who was very present for our daughters.” It wasn’t much time, he spent most of the time in prison. But Aispuro has so far stuck to “El Chapo” – despite his numerous affairs.
The US drug search is expecting a lot from the arrest of Aispuro, because from an early age she is said to have been involved in the drug trade. She is also very familiar with the processes in the Sinaloa cartel. It is now hoped from the American authorities that she will unpack – also to be able to see her children again.
* This content first appeared at focus.de.
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