Wife of “El Chapo” Arrested at Virginia Airport on International Drug Trafficking Charges

The wife of Mexican drug kingpin and escape artist Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been arrested on international drug trafficking charges at an airport in Virginia.

El Chapo Officer Arrested

FILE- In this July 17, 2019 file photo, New York City police officer Ishmael Bailey, right, moonlights as a bodyguard for Emma Coronel Aispuro, wife of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, as they leave Brooklyn federal court in New York, following Guzman’s sentencing. Bailey was arrested on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 on charges including possession and sale of a controlled substance, receiving bribes and official misconduct. Prosecutors say he transported cocaine for an undercover officer posing as a drug dealer. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

The Justice Department says 31-year-old Emma Coronel Aispuro, who is a dual citizen of the U.S. and Mexico, was arrested at Dulles International Airport on Monday and is expected to appear in federal court in Washington on Tuesday. She’s accused of helping her husband escape from a Mexican prison in 2015, and prosecutors say she was also “engaged in planning yet another prison escape” before Guzman was extradited to the U.S. in January 2017.

Guzman was sentenced to life behind bars in 2019.

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