El Chapo Guzman's wife to plead guilty to drug charges: report

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El Chapo Guzman's wife to plead guilty to drug charges: report

Joaquin Guzman, the wife of Emma Coronel Aispuro who exits the Brooklyn Federal Courthouse during the trial in New York City, U.S. February 5, 2019. Jeenah Moon REUTERS Photo

Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, a wife of Mexican drug cartel kingpin Emma Coronel Aispuro, will plead guilty this week to federal charges he had helped him run his cartel, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.

Reuters could not confirm the report immediately. A spokesman for the Department of Justice declined to comment.

Coronel, a 31-year-old former beauty queen, was arrested in Flanders International Airport in February. Prosecutors accused her of being hired by the Sinaloa Drug cartel with her husband to help run the drug cartel.

Prosecutors say Coronel also conspired in Guzman's famous escape from Mexico through a mile-long tunnel dug from his cells in July 2015.

In February 2019 Guzman, 63, was convicted in a high-profile Brooklyn trial of masterminding a multibillion dollar drug enterprise for his drug business.

In 1975, he was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years and locked up in the federal Supermax prison in Florence, Colorado.

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