El Chapo’s wife arrested in the US in major international drug swoop

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The wife of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera has been arrested on international drug trafficking charges.

Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, was arrested on Monday at Dulles International Airport in the US.

The US Department of Justice said her arrest in Virginia was in relation "to her alleged involvement in international drug trafficking".

She is due to make her initial appearance in federal court on Tuesday in the US District Court for the District of Columbia via video conference.

The dial US-Mexican citizen is the wife of notorious Mexican drug lord "El Chapo", who is currently serving a life sentence in the US.

According to court documents, Aispuro is charged with participating in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana for importation into America.

She is also accused of conspiring to with others to assist her husband in his July 2015 escape from Altiplano prison in Almoloya de Juarez, Mexico.

After Guzman was re-arrested in Mexico in January 2016, his wife is alleged to have engaged in planning yet another jail escape with others prior to his extradition to the US in January 2017.

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