Chapo’s wife would have turned herself in to be a protected witness: she called an agent to “cooperate”

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  • Emma Coronel, the wife of ‘Chapo’, would have planned his arrest in the United States.
  • The wife of ‘Chapo’ would have called an agent to “cooperate” in exchange for “indulgence” in his case.
  • The Mexican continues to be detained in the United States.

A new revelation has emerged this Friday: Emma Coronel, the wife of ‘Chapo’, would have delivered to collaborate with the Justice from the United States.

Emma Coronel, the wife of Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán detained this week, voluntarily surrendered to the United States authorities to be a protected witness, Mexican and American media revealed this Friday, according to the Efe news agency.

Anonymous agents explained separately to the Mexican magazine Proceso and the US portal Vice that the woman was prepared for her arrest Monday at Dulles International Airport, Virginia, for drug trafficking.

“’She turned herself in’, ‘she called to turn herself in’, ‘she contacted an agent with whom she had already had contact for a long time to tell him that she wanted to cooperate’”, are the statements of US federal agents that Proceso collected, that this end of week will expand the information in a report.

The arrest of Emma Coronel, a 31-year-old Mexican-American citizen and “influencer,” has shaken both North American countries over the revelations, Efe said.

Just on Wednesday, documents from Mexican and US authorities showed Emma Coronel’s failed attempt for one last and third escape by her husband, ‘El Chapo’, after his arrest in 2016.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) affirms that Emma Coronel paid 2 million dollars to the Mexican official in charge of the prison system to reverse the transfer of ‘Chapo’ to the Ciudad Juárez prison from the Altiplano prison, from where the capo escaped in 2015.

Emma Coronel, who allegedly helped coordinate the Sinaloa Cartel operation, faces a minimum sentence of ten years in prison and a maximum of life in prison, in addition to a possible fine of 10 million dollars, if found guilty of the criminal drug trafficking charge. against him.

But Vice’s information suggests that the arrest of ‘El Chapo’s wife was not surprising.

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“Coronel’s surrender indicates the existence of a cooperation agreement in which she could provide information or testimony in exchange for leniency in her own case,” the US media reported, citing an anonymous federal agent.

The collaboration of Emma Coronel as a protected witness could shake the political landscape in Mexico, as in the case of El Chapo after his extradition in 2017 to the United States, where a court in New York sentenced him to life in prison in 2019 for drug trafficking.

A day after the arrest of the woman, the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, suggested a link to the trial against former Secretary of Security Genaro García Luna, of the opposition National Action Party (PAN), detained in December 2019 in the United States. United.

“Add that the one who was Secretary of Security during the government of (Felipe) Calderón is being detained because of receiving bribes from Mr. Guzmán Loera. Maybe that’s why the detention is, ”López Obrador said on Tuesday.

Later, he refused to position himself further on the case as it was a “matter” that “corresponds” to the United States justice.

Mundo Hispánico – February 26

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