This Tuesday, November 30, during a hearing held in Washington DC, the sentence of Emma Coronel, wife of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, former leader of the Sinaloa Cartel and one of the most recognized drug traffickers in the world, will be announced.
After pleading guilty to three drug trafficking crimes within the criminal organization led by her husband, the United States Department of Justice ordered four years in prison for the former beauty queen.
Similarly, the Prosecutor’s Office requested a fine of US $ 1.5 million and five years of probation for Emma Coronel.
The wife of “El Chapo” is accused of the crimes of trafficking cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana, conspiracy, money laundering and participation in transactions with foreign drug traffickers.
Emma Coronel is also accused of helping her husband escape from the El Altiplano maximum security prison in 2015. This escape was made through a tunnel that connected the shower in her cell with a safe house located near the prison. .
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The former Mexican beauty queen was detained by the US justice on February 22 at the Virginia International Airport and has been in custody ever since.
Joaquín Guzmán’s wife, with whom he has twin daughters, enjoyed a life full of luxury prior to her arrest in the United States.
Emma Coronel met the former head of the Sinaloa Cartel when she was just 17 years old, when she was crowned queen of the Coffee and Guava Festival in Mexico.
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When they came of age, they both got married in Durango and from that moment on, Coronel’s life changed completely.
Since her marriage to “El Chapo”, the former beauty queen dedicated herself to sharing her flows, comforts and trips through her social networks.
A clear example of the luxurious life of Emma Coronel occurred during a birthday party for her twins, which cost approximately US $ 25 thousand.
Joaquín Guzmán’s wife also shared on social networks another of the celebrations of her twin daughters, where an ostentatious themed decoration of the famous Barbie doll is observed.
The luxuries of Emma Coronel were not limited only to birthday parties, since on TikTok she repeatedly shared the riches within her estate, where luxury cars from brands such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche and a Mercedes Benz valued at almost US $ 100,000.
Emma Coronel also shared the money counting machines that she has in her home, as well as the expensive products she buys and her exotic trips around the world.
Similarly, the former beauty queen is remembered for appearing at her husband’s trials wearing luxury jewelry and designer clothes.
Thanks to the fortune raised by “El Chapo” with the drug business, Emma Coronel has had four private planes, several mansions on the best beaches in Mexico and even a zoo on one of the ranches she owns.
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According to Miguel Ángel Martínez, a well-known member of the Sinaloa Cartel and right-hand man of “El Chapo”, one of the ranches that the family owned had four swimming pools and a collection of exotic pets such as lions, deer and panthers; likewise, he commented that the guests toured the mansion in a “little train”, due to the great territorial extension of the property.
Despite this life of luxury, this Tuesday the fate of Emma Coronel will be in the hands of the American justice, the wife of who was one of the most powerful drug traffickers in the world faces a sentence for several crimes related to organized crime.