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  • the wife of El Chapo, Mexico's most notorious cartel leader, was arrested on Monday on drug trafficking charges.

  • Emma Coronel Espero, a dual U.

  • S Mexico citizen, was arrested at Dulles International Airport in northern Virginia and charged with conspiring to illegally import and distribute heroin, cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamines in the U.

  • S.

  • She had been under investigation by U.

  • S authorities for at least two years as an accomplice to her husband, sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years and a celebrated trial in 2019 where prosecutors said he amassed power through murders and wars with rival cartels.

  • El Chapo is now being held at Adx Florence in Colorado.

  • The United States most secure super maximum security prison.

  • Prosecutors say Coronel also conspired to help her husband in his July 2015 escape from the Altiplano prison in Mexico when he dug a mile long tunnel from his cell and plotted a second escape following his capture by Mexican authorities in January 2016.

  • A lawyer for Coronel could not immediately be identified.

  • A Mexican official familiar with her case, who asked not to be identified, said her arrest appeared to be a soul US initiative and that Coronel was not wanted in Mexico.

  • She is expected to appear in federal court in Washington on Tuesday.

the wife of El Chapo, Mexico's most notorious cartel leader, was arrested on Monday on drug trafficking charges.

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