() Emma Coronel Aispuro, wife of Mexican drug trafficker Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, was transferred from prison in Texas to “community confinement” in Long Beach, southern California, on May 30, as confirmed Thursday to the public relations office of the United States Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP, for its acronym in English).
In a statement, the agency said that, for privacy and security reasons, it cannot specify the reasons for the transfer, nor the condition of the inmate.
He also added that he cannot specify the type of confinement center and only mentioned that there are options, such as residential re-entry centers or halfway houses.
has requested comment from Coronel’s defense on his transfer, without receiving a response so far.
Coronel was sentenced in 2021 to three years in prison and four years of supervised release, along with a $1.5 million forfeiture, in connection with drug trafficking and money laundering charges related to her narcotics empire. husband.
The woman, now 33, pleaded guilty to the charges and her release date is scheduled for September 13 of this year.
In July 2019, El Chapo was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years in the United States. Guzmán was convicted in February on 10 federal charges, including murder conspiracies, running a continuing criminal enterprise and other drug-related charges.
Jaqueline Hurtado, Krecyte Villareal and María Santana, all of en Español, contributed to this report.