The wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was arrested in the United States and accused of helping her husband run his multibillion-dollar cartel and plot his audacious escape from a Mexican prison in 2015.
Emma Coronel Aispuro, a 31-year-old former beauty queen, was arrested at Dulles International Airport in Virginia on Monday and is expected to appear in federal court in Washington by video on Tuesday afternoon.
She is a dual citizen of the United States and Mexico.
Her arrest is the latest twist in the bloody, international saga involving Guzman, the longtime head of the Sinaloa drug cartel.
Guzman, whose two dramatic prison escapes in Mexico fueled a legend that he and his family were all but untouchable, was extradited to the U.S. in 2017 and is serving life in prison.