The wife of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been arrested in the United States on charges of international drug trafficking, the Justice Ministry said.
Thirty-one-year-old Emma Coronel Aispuro, a U.S. and Mexican citizen, was arrested yesterday at Dulles International Airport in Virginia. She will appear in federal court today, the Associated Press reported.
She has been charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana in the United States.
The Justice Department also accused her of aiding her husband’s escape from a Mexican prison in 2015 and of participating in planning a second escape from prison before Guzman was extradited to the United States in January 2017.