Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, has been released from a US prison after serving nearly two years of her sentence for drug trafficking and money laundering crimes, on Wednesday, as confirmed by Jail officials.

Spokesperson Randilee Giamusso in a statement said, “We can confirm Emma Coronel Aispuro released from the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP) today, September 13, 2023.”

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She also added, “For privacy, safety, and security, the FBOP does not provide additional information on those who are no longer in our custody.”

Who is Emma Coronel Aispuro?

Emma Coronel Aispuro is the wife of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. After entering a guilty plea to the charges related to her husband’s drug operation in November 2021, Coronel was given a three-year jail sentence. Her sentence also included a $1.5 million forfeiture and four years of supervised release.

According to the inmate locator of the prison bureau, Coronel had been residing at a residential reentry management facility in Long Beach, California.

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Coronel, who holds dual citizenship in the US and Mexico, expressed her sincere contrition for her involvement with Guzman and the Sinaloa Cartel at her sentencing and acknowledged any potential harm she may have caused.

Guzman, who twice eluded capture in Mexico, is currently serving a life term in the Supermax prison in Colorado. Charges of participating in a criminal enterprise, drug trafficking, and crimes involving guns were all included in his 2019 conviction.

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Prosecutors branded him the ruthless and ravenous leader of the Sinaloa cartel. According to US sources, the Biden administration imposed sanctions on members of this still-active cartel in February due to their involvement in the illegal and deadly fentanyl and methamphetamine trade.