Emma Coronel Aispuro, wife of El Chapo, pleads guilty to drugs charge

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“The wife of infamous Mexican drug lord Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzman has pleaded guilty to a range of charges including conspiracy to distribute illegal drugs. Appearing in court in Washington, Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, admitted helping Guzman run the Sinaloa drugs cartel and assisting in his prison escape in 2015. She could face life in prison and be fined up to $10 million (£7.1 million). Guzman, 63, is currently serving a life sentence in Colorado for drug trafficking and money laundering. Authorities say the Sinaloa cartel was the biggest supplier of drugs to the US. Coronel Aispuro appeared in court wearing a green jumpsuit and white face mask to enter her plea before US District Judge Rudolph Contreras. She pleaded guilty to three counts of conspiring to distribute illegal drugs, conspiring to launder money and engaging in financial dealings with the Sinaloa drug cartel.” (06/10/21)