Wife of Mexican drug kingpin ‘El Chapo’ pleads guilty to US charges

New York: The wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman pleaded guilty to charges in the US and admitted that she helped her husband run his criminal empire. Emma Coronel Aispuro pleaded guilty to three federal offenses as part of a plea deal.

Emma Coronel, 31, a U.S.-born former teenage beauty queen from a small mountain village in Mexico’s Durango state, entered a guilty plea in a federal court in Washington to charges of conspiracy to distribute narcotics, conspiracy to launder money and engaging in unlawful financial transactions involving a designated narcotics-trafficking organization, the infamous Sinaloa cartel. She was arrested at Dulles International Airport in Washington upon arrival on a flight from Mexico earlier this year.

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