Wife of Drug Lord El Chapo Is Arrested
MEXICO CITY—The U.S.-born wife of imprisoned drug lordJoaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán was arrested Monday for allegedly helping her husband run his drug empire and carry out an escape from a maximum-security Mexican prison, the U.S. Justice Department said.
Emma Coronel, 31 years old, who married Mr. Guzmán when she was a teenage beauty queen, was arrested at Washington’s Dulles airport. For five years, as her husband was on the run and in prison, Ms. Coronel acted as Mr. Guzmán’s courier, sending instructions to associates that dealt with increasing heroin production, paying bribes, buying weapons, and trying to bust Mr. Guzmán out of prison, according to an arrest affidavit.
Ms. Coronel, believed to be Mr. Guzmán’s third or fourth wife, is…