Wife of Mexican drug boss ‘El Chapo’ arrested in US on drug charges Feb 24, 2021 0 277 12345 dpa Mexico City The wife of former Mexican drug boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was arrested in Virginia on Monday on charges of drug trafficking, the US Department of Justice said.Dual US-Mexican citizen Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, is charged with being part of a conspiracy to smuggle cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana into the US, according to court documents.Coronel Aispuro is also alleged to have helped Guzman, who was the leader of the powerful Sinaloa cartel for 25 years, in his daring escape from central Mexican Altiplano prison using a series of tunnels in 2015.According to US authorities the woman was planning another Guzman prison escape after the drug lord was rearrested in 2016.Guzman is currently being held at a maximum-security prison in the US state of Colorado.In February 2019, the jury found Guzman guilty on all 10 counts, including participation in a criminal organization, production and international distribution of cocaine and heroin, money laundering, and use of firearms. Coronel Aispuro was among those present in the courtroom.He was extradited to the US in early 2017 to face the charges. As part of the extradition agreement with Mexico, the US ruled out the death penalty. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Taiwan to re-engage positively with China ‘post-pandemic’, says minister Feb 24, 2021 0 569 Britain’s Prince Philip is suffering from infection, palace says Feb 24, 2021 0 271 ‘Strong momentum’ for global agreement to reduce plastic waste Feb 24, 2021 0 27 Biden honours 500,000 US lives lost to COVID-19 dpa Washington As the coronavirus death toll in the US hit half a million, US President Joe Biden warned against becoming complacent with the virus, in a dusk event to honour the dead. “We have to resist becoming numb to the .. US Senate grills former Capitol security chiefs over riot response dpa Washington The three former chiefs of security at the US Capitol said they were ill prepared for the January 6 riot, while laying blame on faulty intelligence, during a Senate grilling on Tuesday. “We properly planned .. G7 foreign ministers condemn deadly violence in Myanmar dpa London The foreign ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Britain and the United States have jointly condemned the violence against peaceful protesters by the Myanmar military. In a statement ..