Emma Coronel: Former Beauty Queen Arrested With “El Chapo”

By: Val Powell - February 25, 2014

Joaquin Guzman, also known as “El Chapo,” was finally arrested on Saturday in Mazatlan, Mexico. The head of Sinaloa Cartel drug syndicate was captured in a condominium while he was cooking breakfast. Along with him was his wife of six years, former beauty queen Emma Coronel.

The most wanted drug lord in the world, as El Chapo is called, escaped from his Culiacan hideout through tunnels that led to Mazatlan just about a week ago.

Coronel met El Chapo at a beauty pageant back in 2007 when she was just 17 years old. El Chapo was immediately enamored by the young woman’s beauty that he used his influence in order for Coronel to win the competition. The two eventually married on Coronel’s 18th birthday. El Chapo was 47 years old.

According to sources, El Chapo was not the only connection Coronel had with the Sinaloa Cartel. She is reported to be the daughter of Ignacio Coronel, also known as Nacho, who was one of El Chapo’s right-hand men.

The arrest was carried out just after sunrise. Law enforcement personnel enclosed the 10-story condominium building. They smashed El Chapo’s door open and quickly seized the drug lord. Though there was an assault rifle right by his side, El Chapo did not attempt to reach for it. According to retired senior DEA Mike Vigil, El Chapo did not resist the arrest and seemed tired from the stress of running away from authorities.

El Chapo was taken to a maximum-security prison in Almoloya de Juarez by helicopter. The next steps after the arrest are still unclear. El Chapo will be facing a barrage of charges in Mexico with his involvement in selling methamphetamine, marijuana, heroin, and cocaine to over 50 countries. Politicians in the U.S. are also appealing the cartel leader’s extradition to the U.S. in order to face drug trafficking charges.

Most Wanted: Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman

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  • Clay B

    Bookum,Dano!

  • george smithson

    First you get the money, then you get the power, and then you get the women… damn, Scarface was right…

  • ramdinocencio

    Well who is next We all know there will be another Drug Lord Since the money and power is to hard to resist

  • joe

    You wanted to hang with the bad boy you get what you deserve!
    How ya doin now beauty queen?

    • Jenny

      She didnt want the bad boy. She wanted all that money. Drug lords are rich until they are caught. He had the money to get her whatever she wanted and the power. However we see how that worked out now.