Her arrest earlier this year was a surprise, as authorities initially did not move to arrest her, even after she was involved in her husband’s crime.
Washington — Mexican drug tycoon Joaquín Guzman’s wife admitted to prosecution in the United States on Thursday, admitting that she helped her husband run a multi-billion dollar criminal empire.
Emma Coronel Aispro, dressed in green prison uniform, appeared in a federal court in Washington and pleaded guilty to three federal crimes as part of a plea bargain with a federal prosecutor.
The accusations include deliberately and deliberately colluding to distribute heroin, cocaine, marijuana, and methamphetamine for several years. She also pleaded guilty to alleged money laundering conspiracy and involvement in dealing with foreign drug traffickers.
The 31-year-old boy was arrested at Dulles International Airport in Virginia in February and has been imprisoned ever since.
Prosecutors allege that Coronel Icepro “cooperated closely with the Sinaloa Cartel’s command and control structure” and colluded to learn that large amounts of drugs would be smuggled into the United States.
As Mexico’s most powerful drug trafficking organization, Guzman ran a cartel responsible for smuggling cocaine and other drugs into the United States during his 25-year reign, prosecutors say. They also said that his “Army of Cicario” or “Hitman” was ordered to kidnap, torture and kill those who disturbed him.
Prosecutor Anthony Nardozzi said his wife “supported and beat” the purpose of drug smuggling in the Sinaloa Cartel, with over 450,000 kilograms of cocaine, 90,000 kilograms of heroin, 45,000 kilograms of methamphetamine, and about 90,000 kilograms of methamphetamine. Said that it was imported. Marijuana.
Her arrest earlier this year was partly surprising, as authorities haven’t moved to arrest her for the past two years, even after she was involved in her husband’s crime. During the 2019 Guzman trial, prosecutors said she helped coordinate Guzman’s two prison breaks in Mexico.
Nardozzi said Coronel Icepro acted as a “mediator” to deliver a message to members of the cartel after her husband was arrested, and also “planned” his jailbreak in collusion with Guzman’s sons. And adjusted. “
Coronel Icepro listened quietly while the prosecutor explained how she could prove her illegal activity if she chose to go to trial.
“Yes,” she said through an interpreter when the judge asked if she had actually committed the crime described by the government.
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