El Chapo’s wife confesses to drug-related crimes

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Coronel Esboro during her husband’s trial in 2019

The wife of notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán has pleaded guilty to a range of charges including conspiracy to distribute illegal drugs.

Emma Coronel Esboro, 31, pleaded guilty in court in Washington to helping Guzmán run a Sinaloa drug cartel and aiding his escape from prison in 2015.

She could face life imprisonment and a fine of up to $10 million.

Guzmán, 63, is currently serving a life sentence in Colorado for drug trafficking and money laundering.

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