Wife of Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán arrested on drug trafficking charges at Virginia airport – NBC News

The wife of notorious Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera was arrested Monday at a Virginia airport on drug trafficking charges, federal authorities said.

Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, was taken into custody at Dulles International Airport and faces charges of conspiracy to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana for importation into the U.S., the Department of Justice said in a news release.

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is escorted by soldiers during a presentation in Mexico City on Jan. 8, 2016.Tomas Bravo / Reuters file

She also allegedly helped Guzman Loera escape from a Mexican prison in 2015, the department said.

Guzman Loera was convicted in 2019 on 10 charges of engaging in a continual criminal enterprise and multiple counts of distributing tons of cocaine into the United States. He was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years.

This is a developing story, please check back for updates.

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