Authorities arrested Narcobaron’s wife at an airport near Washington, D.C., where she is due to appear in court on Tuesday. Coronel Aispur faces charges of conspiracy to distribute heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine to the United States.
According to the ministry, she also assisted Guzmán in one of his escapes in 2015. At the same time, she allegedly planned his next escape from prison, which, however, no longer took place. El Chapo was extradited to the USA in January 2017, where he was sentenced to life imprisonment two years later.
For 25 years, Guzmán led one of Mexico’s largest and most violent cartels, Sinaloa. In the United States, he was found guilty of smuggling large quantities of drugs and involved in a number of murders.