Wife of drug kingpin ‘El Chapo’ arrested on drug trafficking charges

Emma Coronel, 31, was arrested at Dulles International Airport on Monday and is accused of participating in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine, meth, heroin and marijuana for import into the U.S.
2:22 | 02/23/21

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Transcript for Wife of drug kingpin ‘El Chapo’ arrested on drug trafficking charges
Now to the wife of notorious Mexican drug lord El Chapo, Emma coronel Aispuro is accused of helping her husband in that Briston break in 2015. Matt Gutman has the latest. Reporter: Emma coronel turning heads at his blockbuster drug trial last year waking up this morning in a federal detention center after being arrested on drug charges at a D.C. Area airport Monday. According to federal documents coronel is charged with conspiring with her husband to distribute drugs including cocaine and heroin and of conspiring with El Chapo to spring him from a Mexican super max prison. Her husband had run the largest narco operation but since his arrest in 2016 coronel hasn't exactly lived under the radar amassing nearly 500,000 Instagram followers and starring in an episode of the show "Cartel crew." The 31-year-old born in California and has dual mexican-u.s. Citizenship and married him when she was 17. She relayed messages and orchestrated spectacular escape from the Mexican prison in 2015. El Chapo dipping into a hole in the shower floor that led to a nearly mile-long tunnel outfitted with a motorcycle on rails then in 2016 he was finally taken in. Mexican authorities showing us how he nearly escaped officers again using this elaborate escape tunnel. Wow. He was extradited to the U.S. In 2017 and despite trial testimony painting him as a monster, coronel insisted to "The new York Times" that she still admired him. Now, coronel has been under investigation for about two years since El Chapo's trial seemed to reveal how deeply enmeshed she allegedly was in his narco operations but these new federal documents say nothing about her involvement in the sinaloa cartel since el Chapo's extradition to the U.S. In 2017. Robin. All right, Matt, thank you. Now to the historic images

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