- López Obrador speculates on the arrest of Emma Coronel
- The president of Mexico ‘breaks the silence’ on the arrest of Joaquín Guzmán Loera’s wife
- According to the president, the arrest may be related to a senior former Mexican official
AMLO ‘breaks the silence’ after the arrest of Joaquín El Chapo Guzmán’s wife, Emma Coronel, in the United States last Monday.
The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, suggested this Tuesday at a press conference that the arrest in the United States of Emma Coronel, wife of drug trafficker Joaquín El Chapo Guzmán Loera, could be related to the trial against former Mexican Secretary of Security Genaro García Moon.
“Add that the one who was Secretary of Security during the Calderón government is detained because of receiving bribes from Mr. Guzmán Loera. Maybe that’s why the arrest is, “said López Obrador. The above, when questioned in said Press conference together with the Argentine president, Alberto Fernández, according to the Efe news agency.
More information about El Chapo?
The Mexican president stated that the US authorities “want to have more information” on how the alleged bribes that Genaro García Luna, who was arrested in December 2019 also in the United States, worked.
The arrest of the senior former Mexican official was for alleged links with the Sinaloa Cartel when he was responsible for the security of Mexico between 2006 and 2012, Efe points out.
AMLO hopes that US authorities ‘report more’
“That may be why (Emma Coronel’s arrest). Hopefully those of the United States Government will inform more because it is a matter that corresponds to them, ”said AMLO from the National Palace in the Mexican capital. The president of Mexico took the opportunity to ensure that “a hallmark of neoliberal governments” was “the criminal association between authorities and crime.”
Emma Coronel, wife of “El Chapo” is arrested in the US
The United States arrested Emma Coronel, 31, with dual Mexican and American nationality, accused of involvement in international drug trafficking, the Department of Justice reported.
It is about the wife of Chapo, a former beauty queen who attracted international attention when she accompanied her husband during his trial in New York between 2018 and 2019.
Was he planning another escape?
Now, Coronel is accused of “participating in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine, methamphetamines, heroin and marijuana for importation into the United States,” indicates the official note obtained by Efe.
Once Guzmán was arrested again in Mexico in January 2016, his wife planned “yet another prison escape” with other partners, before the former leader of the Sinaloa Cartel was extradited to the United States in January 2017. , says the Department of Justice.
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“El Chapo” was convicted of drug trafficking by a jury in New York in 2019 and is now serving a life sentence in a Colorado maximum security prison.
Coronel, who has two twin daughters with “El Chapo” and went on to create a clothing line based on the controversial figure of her husband, also attracted the attention of the media in 2019, when she assured that she had received several death threats after the capture and release of the capo’s son, Ovidio Guzmán.
Colonel will remain ‘behind bars’ temporarily
After his arrest, a US judge ordered this Tuesday that Emma Coronel, the wife of the Mexican drug trafficker Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, remain detained awaiting trial after being accused of drug trafficking and helping her husband escape from jail in 2015, indicates AP.
At the end of the hearing, he asked her if she had understood everything through a Spanish interpreter. “I understood everything very well, thank you,” said Coronel.
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