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23 Feb, 5 tweets, 3 min read
The wife of Mexican drug cartel boss Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman was arrested and charged in the United States with helping her husband continue to run his drug trafficking cartel while he was behind bars 1/5
The arrest on drug trafficking charges of Emma Coronel Aispuro, a former beauty queen, follows a telenovela-style life that straddled hyper-violent Mexican cartels, fame and motherhood 2/5
Coronel, 31, married young into infamy and had a front-row seat to Guzman’s high-stakes cat-and-mouse game with Mexican and U.S. agents hunting him down. She caught the attention of Guzman, who is more than three decades her senior, when she was a teenaged beauty queen 3/5
They married after she turned 18 in 2007 and had twin daughters, spending her entire married life with Guzman either in jail or on the run.

Guzman is serving a life sentence in the U.S. 4/5
A U.S.-Mexican dual national, Coronel was arrested at Dulles International Airport and she is due to appear in a District of Columbia court on Tuesday charged with distributing cocaine, heroin and other drugs 5/5

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