El Chapo’s wife set to appear before federal judge on drug trafficking charges

The beauty queen wife of drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman looks solemn in her newly-released mugshot, as she faces life behind bars following her arrest on drug trafficking charges Monday.

Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, is set to appear before a federal judge in Washington, D.C., at 1 p.m. Tuesday. She faces life in prison if convicted on the charges, a spokesperson for the Department of Justice said.

Aispuro was booked on Monday into a local jail in Alexandria, Virginia, which has a deal with the US Marshals to house federal inmates, a spokesperson said.

Aispuro was busted Monday at Dulles Airport in Northern Virginia on charges of participating in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana for importation into the US.

Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, faces life in prison if convicted on the charges,
Alexandria Adult Detention Cente

She’s also accused of scheming to help orchestrate her hubby’s elaborate July 11, 2015 escape from Altiplano prison in Mexico.

Coronel, a dual US-Mexico citizen married Guzman in 2007, and was a constant fixture at his high-profile Brooklyn trial two years ago. He was sentenced to life in prison in July 2019.

Additional reporting by Tamar Lapin

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman
Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the head of Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel, is escorted to a helicopter in Mexico City following his capture in the beach resort town of Mazatlan, Mexico

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