Wife of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison on Drug Trafficking Charges

UPDATE: The wife of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was sentenced on Tuesday, Nov. 30, to three years in prison, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice obtained by E! News. 

Emma Coronel Aispuro‘s sentence will be followed by four years of supervised release due to “charges related to international drug trafficking, money laundering and a criminal violation of the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (the Kingpin Act).” In June, she pleaded guilty to a three-count criminal information.

Aispuro conspired with her husband—who the department described as “a leader of the Mexican drug-trafficking organization known as the Sinaloa Cartel”—to bring drugs into the U.S. 

Per the press release, she trafficked cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana, and was a co-conspirator of the cartel’s activities from about 2011 to 2017. 

Authorities added, “U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras also entered a forfeiture money judgment against Coronel Aispuro in the amount of $1,499,970, representing proceeds of and property obtained by Coronel Aispuro as a result of her drug-trafficking activities.”


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