fbpx
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
No menu items!

Wife of Mexico drug cartel chief El Chapo is arrested in Virginia – US Justice Dep’t

The wife of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the imprisoned former leader of Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel, was arrested on Monday (February 22) over her alleged involvement in international drug trafficking, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, a regular attendee at her husband’s trial two years ago, was arrested at Dulles International Airport in northern Virginia, and is expected to appear in a federal court in Washington on Tuesday.

Coronel was charged in a one-count complaint with conspiring to distribute heroin, cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamines for unlawful importation into the United States, the Justice Department said.

A lawyer for Coronel could not immediately be identified.

Guzman was convicted in February 2019 of trafficking tons of drugs and engaging in multiple murder conspiracies as a top leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, one of Mexico’s largest, most violent drug trafficking organizations.

(Production by: Dan Fastenberg)

Advertisement

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

China, Pakistan should push cooperation to higher level: Chinese FM

China and Pakistan should push their cooperation to a higher level, wider range and greater depth as...

Texas governor lifts state’s mask mandate, says all businesses may open

 Texas Governor Greg Abbott said on Tuesday (March 2) that his state's mask mandate will be lifted and all businesses will be...

Biden withdraws Tanden’s nomination to be White House budget chief

The White House on Tuesday (March 2) withdrew the nomination of Neera Tanden to head its budget office, bowing to political reality...

At least 15 people killed in vehicle crash in Southern California – hospital official

At least 15 people were killed on Tuesday (March 2) in a multiple vehicle crash in Southern California, about 10 miles north...

Merck to help make Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine -White House official

Merck & Co Inc will help make rival Johnson & Johnson's single-shot COVID-19 vaccine in a partnership set to be announced on...

More Articles Like This