Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, was apprehended at Dulles International Airport and is going through expenses of conspiracy to distribute one kilogram or extra of heroin, 5 kilograms or extra of cocaine, 1,000 kilograms or extra of marijuana and 500 grams or extra of methamphetamines for illegal importation into the nation, in accordance with a information launch from the Justice Department.
Coronel, a twin citizen of the US and Mexico, is anticipated to make her preliminary look Tuesday in US District Court in Washington, DC, through video convention.
Guzmán — who prosecutors stated headed a world narcotics empire greased for many years with corruption and violence — was convicted after a jury trial in 2019, and sentenced to life plus 30 years in federal jail.
Jeffrey Lichtman and Mariel Colon informed CNN they’re representing Coronel.
“We’re just trying to get the full scope of the government allegations at this time,” stated Colon.
Lichtman informed CNN he had no remark.
After Guzmán’s third arrest in 2016, he was below tight watch. He was delivered to New York, the place he remained via his trial and sentencing.
Security surrounding Guzmán’s trial was so tight that the Brooklyn Bridge was shut down every week to permit Guzmán to be transferred in a motorcade — full with a helicopter escort — from a federal detention middle to the courthouse in Brooklyn for his months-long trial.
While Guzmán was on trial, his communications have been restricted to members of his authorized crew and his sister, with occasional visits from his twin daughters. He was not allowed to satisfy with Coronel.
After he was convicted by a jury, he signed away the rights to his title in order that Coronel, a former magnificence queen with an curiosity in trend, might begin an El Chapo-branded clothes line.
Guzmán and Coronel have been married since 2007. The FBI alleges within the criticism that her father, Ines, was a member of Guzmán’s drug cartel.
CNN’s Ray Sanchez, Maria Santana, Sonia Moghe and Jay Croft contributed to this report.