MEXICO CITY – The Mexican president says the arrest of the wife of jailed drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman in the United States (US) is a US matter, although he urged authorities north of the border to provide more information about his case.
Emma Coronel Aispuro was arrested at an airport outside Washington and accused of helping Guzman continue to run a drug cartel during his detention.
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President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador told reporters at a press conference in the morning that he hoped the US government would share more information about the arrests.
“This is a matter that the United States will decide,” he said, speculating that his arrest may be linked to the case of former Mexican Security Minister Genaro Garcia Luna, who was also criminally charged last year in US courts. ).
Coronel Aispuro, the 31-year-old former beauty queen, was a regular participant at her husband’s high-profile trial in New York two years ago where she was convicted of trafficking tons of drugs to the United States.
He was charged by the US Department of Justice with conspiracy to import drugs including heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine into the United States, and is expected to appear in court in Washington late Tuesday.
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