Emma Coronel, 31 year old wife of Mexican drug lord Joaquin ‘El chapo’ Guzman has been arrested on charges of international drug trafficking and conspiring to help her husband escape in 2015.
The arrest was made yesterday February 22,2021 at Dulles international airport Virginia. Emma is scheduled to make her first appearance in a federal court today via video conferencing.
According to court documents, Coronel is charged with participating in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, heroin marijuana and cocaine which is imported into the U.S. Additionally, she is alleged to have conspired with others to help her husband escape from Altiplano prison in Mexico in July 2015.
Coronel, who is a U.S-Mexican citizen was born in Santa Clara, California but grew up in the “Golden Triangle” of Mexico’s Sierra Madre, where she reportedly met El Chapo at a local festival at the age of 17. The drug lord was already 51 at the time.
Emma Coronel tried her hands on social media influencing and reality television very much unlike other people in her situation. She shares a set of 9 year twins with her husband.
Her arrest is said to likely further complicate already complicated relations between the Joe Biden administration and his Mexican counterpart Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and comes as security cooperation between Mexico and the US appear to have cooled.