He used to be a model, influence social media and fashion designer, then beauty queen at 17, continues with being istri El Chapo a year later.
Then now at 31 years old, Coronel is a suspected drug dealer. She is accused of having a role in the operation of her husband’s cartel.
The mother of 2 children is now in prison United States of America (US) after being arrested at Washington airport on Tuesday (23/2/2021).
News agency AFP reported that Coronel, who is 32 years younger than her husband, has been attracting public attention since attending the El Chapo trial two years ago in New York.
Tall with long black hair, plus tight clothes and make-up thick, Coronel always smiled at Guzman and kissed him while attending his trial, almost every day for 3 months.
That was all he could do, because US authorities prevented him from seeing El Chapo in prison or calling him.
The judge at the trial did not allow them to embrace to say goodbye ahead of El Chapo’s days behind bars for the rest of his life.
Coronel sometimes took their twin daughters, both 7 years old, to court so they could meet their father.
This woman whose other name is Emma Coronel Vela on social media often uploads photos of herself entering the courthouse, while working as a model, skiing, or taking a sip. wine.
Then while Guzman was awaiting trial, Coronel on Instagram uploaded a Barbie-themed birthday photo for his children.
El Chapo is estimated to have made 14 billion US dollars (Rp.197 trillion) from drug transactions, but the US and Mexican authorities have never managed to seize a dime of the money.
One day during the trial, a man named Damaso Lopez Nunez who is a former Mexican prison warden then worked for El Chapo but became a witness said Coronel helped her husband escape from prison in 2015.
Her role then was to ride a motorbike through the tunnel built under the bathroom in her husband’s cell.
He also helped El Chapo plan a second escape after being arrested again a year later, according to Lopez Nunez’s testimony.
Prosecutors were also given evidence when Guzman asked Coronel to hide his gun, when the police were about to raid El Chapo.
There are also recordings of phone tapping when Coronel gave his father’s cell phone, so that El Chapo can teach his father-in-law to smuggle drugs across the border “Uncle Sam’s country”.
Then the question is, why did the prosecutor not charge Coronel?
AFP preached, the prosecutor never revealed the reason but they are investigating it.
Hundreds of thousands of fans
Coronel is the nephew of Ignacio “Nacho” Coronel, another late boss of the Sinaloa cartel. He was born in California, USA, but spent most of his life in Mexico, so he has dual citizenship.
A few months before El Chapo was thrown in jail in July 2019, Coronel on Instagram announced he was releasing his JGL-branded clothing line.
“The aim reflects my and Joaquin’s style,” said Coronel at the time.
Then after El Chapo was sentenced to life, Coronel was a guest star on the controversial tv show titled Crew Cartel, which highlights the lives of the boss’s relatives drug cartels who want to live clean.
Coronel has hundreds of thousands of fans. On YouTube, there are classes on how to dress and style her hair.
On Instagram there are also several accounts that use the photo, including one account fan-based with the slogan “No woman can rival a queen”.
In public, Coronel presents himself as a loyal wife even though El Chapo is known to have frequent affairs.
Coronel has never spoken about drugs, but has outspoken his admiration for El Chapo.
At the conference, Joaquin Guzman was called a judge as a ruthless man to his rival cartel.
But after the trial, El Chapo’s wife said, Guzman is a father, friend, older brother, son and extraordinary husband.