The wife of “El Chapo” was arrested and charged with conspiracy to distribute drugs in the U.S.

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Emma Coronel Aispuro ,the wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was arrested Monday in the United States and accused of helping her husband run his multibillion-dollar cartel. She was also involved to help his husband to escape from a Mexican prison in 2015. Emma Coronel Aispuro a 31-year-old former beauty queen. She is a dual citizen of the United States and Mexico. The wife of “El Chapo” is expected to appear in federal court in Washington on Tuesday. In a single-count criminal complaint, Coronel was charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana in the U.S.

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Court papers charge that Coronel worked with Guzman’s sons and a witness, who is now cooperating with the U.S. government, to organize the construction of the underground tunnel that Guzman used to escape from the Altiplano prison to prevent his extradition to the U.S. Guzman was sentenced to life behind bars plus 30 years in 2019. After he was convicted in 2019, his wife moved to launch a clothing line in his name. The Drug Enforcement Administration’s former chief of international operations, said Coronel “has been involved in the drug trade since she was a little girl. She knows the inner workings of the Sinaloa cartel.”