Sunday, March 7, 2021

El Chapo’s wife arrested, facing drug charges in U.S.

She is expected to appear in a federal court on Tuesday (today).

• February 23, 2021
El Chapo
El Chapo

Emma Aispuro, the wife of Mexican drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman, has been arrested and faces drug charges, Voice of America reports. 

Ms. Aispuro is charged for helping her husband continue to run his drug trafficking cartel while he remains incarcerated. 

She was arrested at Dulles International Airport in northern Virginia on Monday. 

The charges levelled against her by the U.S. Department of Justice include conspiring to distribute heroin, cocaine, marijuana, and methamphetamines for unlawful importation into the United States. 

She is expected to appear in a federal court on Tuesday (today). 

An affidavit attached to the charges is an affidavit listing her alleged involvement in her husband’s escape from a Mexican prison in 2015 and a second attempted prison break in 2016 before the 63-year-old was extradited to the United States.

When her husband was rearrested following his escape, Ms. Aispuro lobbied the Mexican government to improve her husband’s prison conditions, and when convicted in 2019, she moved to launch a clothing line in his name

Her arrest is the highest-profile U.S. capture of a Mexican on drug charges since former Mexican Defence Minister Salvador Cienfuegos was detained in October, putting a strain on U.S.-Mexico relations. 

More from Peoples Gazette

Babagana Umara Zulum

Heading 4

We busted 650 ‘ghost families’ in Borno IDP Camps: Governor Zulum

The governor made the discovery at a suprise midnight visit to to an IDP camp in Maiduguri.


Police extortion too high in South-East, commuters should discourage it: Commissioner

The commissioner said the region would soon take its proper place in the police force.

Murtala Muh'd Int'l Airport


FG should get nothing from airports revenues: FAAN

Smart Adeyemi and other members of the Senate Committee on Aviation conducted a tour of the country’s main airports on Sunday.

Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe


Made in Aba: What Senator Abaribe has that others don’t

For so many in leadership positions in Nigeria, leadership is about greed soaked in platitudes.

Justice Sylvester Ngwuta


Supreme Court Justice Ngwuta is dead

Sylvester Ngwuta was one of the judges whose homes were raided in 2016 by the SSS. He was never found guilty of any charges.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MARCH 06: (L-R) Jan Blachowicz of Poland punches Israel Adesanya of Nigeria in their UFC light heavyweight championship fight during the UFC 259 event at UFC APEX on March 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Hot news Home top

UFC 259: Nigeria’s Adesanya loses heavyweight challenge to Blachowicz

“This is definitely not a one-off, I definitely would be back. Like I said, dare to be great.”