Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of the infamous Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, has pleaded guilty to charges that she helped her husband run the Sinaloa cartel.
Coronel Aispuro, 31, pleaded guilty to three federal charges in a federal court in Washington on Thursday.
The charges include conspiracy to distribute heroin, cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine over years, conspiracy to commit money laundering and entering into transactions with a foreign drug dealer.
Coronel Aispuro was arrested in February at Dulles International Airport outside Washington and has been in custody ever since.
Her arrest came as a surprise because no action was taken against her for two years, although she was involved during her husband’s trial in 2019.
Guzman’s cartel worked ruthlessly for 25 years, smuggling tons of drugs to the US while using extreme force against anyone who got in the way.
He was convicted on ten charges and sentenced to life plus 30 years. He is being held at the Supermax Prison in Colorado.