Four years in prison. This is the request of the United States Department of Justice against Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of the Mexican drug trafficker “El Chapo”. The woman pleaded guilty to involvement in the affairs of the powerful Sinaloa cartel. In addition to the 48 months of detention, the prosecution requested that she be sentenced to five years of probation and a payment of $ 1.5 million. The sentence is scheduled for November 30, in the federal court in Washington.
The arrest in February of the wife of “El Chapo”
Emma Coronel Aispuro, who has dual American and Mexican nationality, was arrested in February at the Washington airport. In June, she pleaded guilty to three counts: participation in drug trafficking, money laundering and transactions with foreign drug traffickers.
Who is Emma Coronel Aispuro
Former beauty queen, influencer and stylist apprentice, the woman is accused of having acted as an “intermediary” between Joaquin Guzman – alias “El Chapo” – and his partners. She is also accused of having participated in the management of the Sinaloa cartel, one of the most powerful in the world, when “El Chapo” was captured in Mexico. According to the indictment, he helped import some 450 tons of cocaine and 90 tons of heroin into the United States. Emma Coronel Aispura, according to prosecutors, also helped “El Chapo” escape from a Mexican prison in 2015. The drug trafficker managed to escape through a one and a half kilometer tunnel, which started from under the shower of his cell. equipped with rails. Joaquin Guzman was considered the most powerful drug trafficker in the world until his arrest in 2016 and his extradition to the United States in 2017. Sentenced to life in prison in July 2019 after a trial in New York, he is serving his sentence in a general prison Colorado safety.