Notorious Mexican cartel drug boss Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán is pleading with a Brooklyn judge to let soon-to-be released wife Emma Coronel Aispuro and their twin daughters visit him at a Colorado supermax prison.
“I’m sorry to bother you to ask that you authorize a visit from my wife and bring the girls as well,” Chapo, 66, wrote in a translated version of his letter filed in his Brooklyn federal case.
The convicted Sinaloa cartel drug lord told the judge that Aispuro, 33 — sentenced to three years in 2021 as part of a guilty plea on drug trafficking and money laundering conspiracy charges — will be freed Sept. 13.
In June, the former beauty queen was moved from prison to a halfway house — a common circumstance for well-behaved inmates, the BOP said at the time.
Chapo, serving a life-term and currently housed in a Florence, Colo., federal lock-up, noted that before and during his trial, prosecutors “were opposed to [Aispuro] visiting me…arguing that she could pass threatening messages to the witnesses.”
The narco queen regularly attended her husband’s trial.
“I don’t see why my wife shouldn’t be given permission to visit me and also bring the girls,” he wrote.
Referring to himself in the third-person, Chapo pleaded: “Your Honor, Guzman is asking as a favor that you allow his wife to visit. She is the only person who would be able to do so, since his sisters and mother do not have travel visas allowing them to go to Colorado to visit Guzman.”
Chapo married Aispuro when she was a teen. The pair share pre-teen twin daughters Email Guadalupe and Maria Joaquina.
In January, Guzman implored Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to have him returned home, claiming he was forced to endure “cruel and unfair” conditions in the American prison.
He was convicted in February 2019 on a slew of drug-trafficking charges for running a multibillion-dollar narcotics operation.
Chapo lawyer Jeffrey Lichtman told The Post his client wasn’t allowed to see his spouse because of security concerns. And while he was able to see the daughters, his sister was the one that would bring them and she has since had her visa denied.
“The man should be able to see his children and wife,” Lichtman said.
The Bureau of Prisons declined to discuss the conditions Chapo is currently subjected to, and whether he’s barred from seeing visitors.
“For privacy, safety, and security, we do not discuss the conditions of confinement for any individual in our custody including specific visitation matters or potential restrictions,” said Bureau of Prisons spokesperson Randilee Giamusso.
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