Joaquín el Chapo Guzmán’s wife received her 36-month prison sentence for three drug trafficking charges.
On November 30, the wife of El Chapo Guzmán, after several hearings, received her sentence of 36 months in prison for three drug trafficking charges. United States prosecutors wanted Coronel to be sentenced to 48 months in prison on the grounds that she was only a cog in the Sinaloa Cartel. However, a shorter sentence was issued, of which the nine months he has been in jail in the United States will be taken into account.
After the leak of information about the alleged collaboration of Emma and the United States prosecutor’s office, Coronel’s lawyers and DEA agents assured that Emma’s life is in danger from the Sinaloa Cartel.
According to Coronel, this exchange of information with the US authorities never took place, the possible leak of secrets of the Sinaloa Cartel put on alert Los Chapitos and to May Zambada. With this, he would sign his sentence with the organization and would not be able to return to Mexico.
The journalist Miguel Ángel Vega, who has interviewed Sinaloa Cartel operators, has revealed that the Chapo he is still both feared and respected in this part of his country. Therefore, the members of the criminal organization respect the codes that establish that they cannot touch the family.
The US justice attention is now turning to Los Chapitos and Ishmael the May Zambada, who would be in charge of the Sinaloan criminal organization. In 2019, the government of that country filed charges against two sons of the Chapo, Joaquín and Ovidio, who was captured and released by the authorities in October of that year.