The wife of the Mexican drug kingpin known as El Chapo has been arrested at a US airport on international drug trafficking charges. Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, was held at Dulles International Airport in Virginia and is expected to appear in federal court later, the US Justice Department said. She has been accused of conspiring to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana in the US, as well as helping her husband escape prison in Mexico via a secret tunnel in 2015. Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was once Mexico’s most powerful drug lord, with his Sinaloa cartel responsible for smuggling mountains of cocaine and other drugs into the US during his 25-year criminal career. He had first escaped from a Mexican prison in 2001, leading authorities on a 13-year manhunt before he was recaptured. Advertisement It was his second major prison break in 2015 that his wife allegedly had a key role in planning. Guzman managed to escape through an hole under his cell’s shower that led to a mile-long lighted tunnel, using a motorbike on rails to speed up his departure. More from El Chapo Mexico to close notorious prison that drug lord El Chapo escaped from Mexico: President admits… Read full this story
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