The wife of the imprisoned Mexican drug cartel king El Chapo also watches the time behind bars. We have five things to know about Emma Coronel Aispuro, who was arrested for drug trafficking.
It seems Joaquin “El Chapo” GuzmanWoman’s beauty queen Emma Coronel Aispuro learned a thing or two from the imprisoned former Sinaloa drug cartel leader. According to a U.S. Department of Justice press release, she was arrested at Dulles International Airport in Virginia on February 22, 2021 for conspiracy to illegally import and distribute illicit drugs such as cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana in the United States. Her mug shot has been released and she still looks so gorgeous. Emma appeared in a videoconference in the US District Court for the District of Columbia on February 23.
Emma Coronel Aispuro’s mug shot after her arrest on February 22nd. Photo credit: Alexandria, VA Sheriff’s Office.
The 31-year-old was also accused of helping plan and conduct the extremely daring escape of her 63-year-old husband from Mexico’s Altiplano prison. On July 11, 2015, he escaped from his cell to the outside via a well-developed, kilometer-long underground tunnel with an electric motorcycle route. According to the Justice Department, she was reportedly ready to help with another jailbreak. “After Guzman was arrested again in Mexico in January 2016, Coronel allegedly planned Aispuro on another prison trip with others before Guzman was extradited to the United States in January 2017.” We have five things to know about Emma.
El Chapo’s beauty queen Emma was arrested for drug trafficking. Image Credit: SplashNews.
Emma has been under investigation by the FBI for several years
According to an FBI probe. Emma was charged with a criminal complaint of 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 methamphetamine for illegal imports into the United States. The FBI branch in Washington had investigated Emma’s case.
Emma was born in the United States and grew up in Mexico
She has dual citizenship in both countries as Emma was born in San Francisco, California while her mother was visiting relatives there. Emma grew up in a small village in La Angostura, Durango, Mexico. Emma’s relatives allegedly had cartel connections, like her father Colonel Barreras was a Sinaloa cartel lieutenant who was later sentenced to prison terms for drug and firearms trafficking, according to the Washington Post. Her uncle, Ignacio “Nacho” Colonelwas once El Chapo’s right-hand man. Nacho was killed in an exchange of fire with the Mexican army in 2010.
JUST IN: Emma Coronel Aispuro, wife of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera, was arrested Monday at Dulles International Airport in Virginia for alleged drug trafficking. pic.twitter.com/5Zf3rhrOaM
– NBC News (@NBCNews) February 22, 2021
El Chapo fell in love with Emma after seeing her at a beauty pageant
In 2007, then 17-year-old Emma took part in the Durango Coffee and Guava Festival in Canelas, Durango. El Chapo was in attendance and was reportedly completely blown away by her beauty. She went on to win the pageant, and the two married in an elaborate ceremony on her 18th birthday. El Chapo was 49 years old at the time.
Emma was constantly present at her husband’s US drug trafficking trial. Image Credit: SplashNews.
Emma and El Chapo are parents
She went to a hospital in Lancaster, California, north of Los Angeles, in 2012 to give birth to the couple’s twin daughters. Maria Joaquina and Emali. She left the father’s name blank on the children’s birth certificates to protect El Chapo’s identity.
Emma assisted El Chapo during his 2018-29 federal trial in Brooklyn, NY
After El Chapo’s arrest and extradition to the United States in 2017, Emma was in the front row at his federal trial. She would appear dressed to the nines at his trial in high heels and dramatic dark sunglasses. She blew kisses and showed other very open signs of support for her husband. In February 2019, he was convicted of ten federal counts, including drug trafficking, money laundering, and murder. Guzman was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years in prison in July 2019 and was sentenced to lose more than $ 12.6 billion. He currently spends his time in a Supermax prison facility in Colorado.