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Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of the notorious head of the Sinaloa Mexican drug cartel Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, was arrested at Dulles International Airport on Monday on international drug trafficking charges, the Justice Department announced.
Aispuro, 31, is charged with “participating in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana for importation into the U.S.,” according to DOJ officials. Her husband’s arrest and conviction didn’t end Sinaloa’s drug trade but flourished under her watchful eyes, as she traveled in and out of the United States on numerous occasions until the DOJ was able to build a case against her.
Former head of DEA’s Special Operations Division Derek Maltz, who was part of the hunt for “El Chapo,” told this reporter Tuesday, that she will be brought to justice, “just like ‘Chapo.'”
“We must hold all cartel members responsible for the death and destruction of record numbers of Americans and families. El Chapo’s wife conspired with others in the Sinaloa cartel to dump poisonous drugs into America,” Maltz said. “She walked across the porous border to L.A. where she had twins and then returned to the cartel business.”
He continued, “She won’t be able to blow kisses to ‘Chapo’ like she did in the Brooklyn court room during the trial. I am pleased to see she will be held accountable and her modeling career won’t be very productive from a U.S. prison.”
Aispuro is also alleged to have assisted Guzman with his July 11, 2015 escape from a Mexican prison and had an alleged role in another subsequent escape plan after he was re-arrested in January 2016.
Guzman was extradited to the U.S. in January 2017 and convicted in 2019 for his role as the head of the Sinaloa cartel.
“She, along with all the members of the cartels in Mexico are responsible for the death and destruction of so many Americans and it’s about time. I applaud the efforts of law enforcement who worked together and pursued the investigation against ‘Chapo,'” Maltz said.
“Law enforcement is relentless and will continue to pursue all these cartel members who are killing Americans at unprecedented levels. Last year, we had statistics reported through May of 2020 that there were 81,000 Americans who died, according to the CDC. This is a record level of death from drug overdoses. The Sinaloa cartel and conspirators like ‘El Chapo’s’ wife have been very responsible.”
“American law enforcement will continue to hold all of those cartel members responsible around the world who are everyday killing Americans at unprecedented levels,” Maltz concluded.
Aispuro will be making a video conference appearance at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Tuesday.
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Hunter Biden Indicted on Federal Gun Charges Amidst Special Counsel Investigation
In a significant development, Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, was indicted on Thursday on federal gun charges as part of Special Counsel David Weiss’ ongoing investigation. The indictment alleges that Hunter Biden made false statements during the purchase of a firearm, among other charges.
The charges against Hunter Biden include:
• Making a false statement in the purchase of a firearm
• Making a false statement related to information required to be kept by a federal firearms licensed dealer
•Possession of a firearm by a person who is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance
According to the indictment, the alleged incident occurred on or about October 12, 2018, in the District of Delaware. Hunter Biden is accused of knowingly making a false and fictitious written statement during the acquisition of a Colt Cobra 38SPL Revolver. According to reports from Fox News, the statement, submitted on Form 4473, falsely certified that he was not an unlawful user of, and addicted to, any stimulant, narcotic drug, or controlled substance.
Furthermore, the indictment further states that between October 12, 2018, and October 23, 2018, in the District of Delaware, Hunter Biden knowingly possessed the same firearm despite being an unlawful user of and addicted to controlled substances. This marks the first set of charges brought by Special Counsel David Weiss against Hunter Biden since being granted special counsel status.
The investigation came to public attention when it was reported by Fox News in 2021 that police had responded to an incident in 2018 involving a gun owned by Hunter Biden.
Reports state that, Hallie Biden, the widow of President Biden’s late son, Beau, who was in a relationship with Hunter at the time, discarded the gun. Hunter’s gun was thrown away in a dumpster near a market, located close to a school. It was subsequently revealed that Hunter Biden had purchased a gun earlier that same month.
Hunter Biden’s legal troubles do not end with the gun charges. Earlier in July, an original plea agreement collapsed, which would have seen him plead guilty to two misdemeanor tax counts for willful failure to pay federal income tax, thus avoiding jail time on a felony gun charge. Instead, he pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor tax charges and one felony gun charge.
Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed David Weiss as special counsel to oversee the Hunter Biden investigation and related matters. The White House has declined to comment on these developments, which continue to draw significant public and media attention.
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