Mexican drug lord El Chapo’s wife arrested in US

Mexican drug lord El Chapo's wife arrested in US
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The famous drug lord El Chapo’s wife Emma Coronel was arrested in US on Monday. She is charged with helping El Chapo continue to run his drug trafficking cartel from behind the bars.

Her arrest is one of the biggest U.S. captures of a Mexican on drug charges. Coronel has charges of conspiring to distribute heroin, cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamines for unlawful importation into USA. Now El Chapo’s wife Emma will also appear in a federal court in Washington on Tuesday.

Moreover, the charges also detail Coronel’s alleged involvement in El Chapo’s escape from a Mexican prison in 2015.

However, the lawyers in Mexico linked to the Guzman family did not respond to a request for comment.

Coronel is a dual U.S.-Mexico citizen who lives in Mexico. It is still unclear why she was in Washington area at the time of her arrest.

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