El Chapo, whose real name is Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera, is a notorious Mexican drug lord and former leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, one of the most powerful drug trafficking organizations in the world.
He was born on April 4, 1957, in La Tuna, a small town in the state of Sinaloa, Mexico.
El Chapo began his criminal career in the late 1970s as a member of the Guadalajara Cartel, which was then the dominant drug trafficking organization in Mexico.
After the cartel’s leader was killed in 1989, El Chapo and other members of the organization formed the Sinaloa Cartel, which quickly became one of the most powerful drug trafficking organizations in the world.
El Chapo is known for his ruthless tactics, including violence against rivals and law enforcement officials.
He was responsible for smuggling huge quantities of drugs, including cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine, into the United States and other countries.
He was also involved in money laundering, extortion, and other criminal activities.
El Chapo was arrested several times throughout his career, but he managed to escape from prison on two occasions, once in 2001 and again in 2015.
He was recaptured in January 2016 and extradited to the United States in January 2017 to face charges of drug trafficking, money laundering, and other crimes.
In February 2019, he was found guilty on all counts and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
El Chapo’s wife
Emma Coronel Aispuro is the wife of El Chapo.
She was born on July 3, 1989, in California, USA, and holds dual citizenship in the United States and Mexico.
Emma met El Chapo when she was just 17 years old, and he was 49; they got married in 2007, on her 18th birthday, in a lavish ceremony in Mexico.
Emma has been a controversial figure in her own right, often making headlines for her glamorous lifestyle and her unwavering support for her husband.
She has been accused of helping El Chapo escape from prison in 2015 and was arrested in February 2021 in Virginia, USA, on charges of drug trafficking and conspiracy to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, and marijuana.
Despite her legal troubles, Emma has remained a loyal wife to El Chapo, who is currently serving a life sentence in a maximum-security prison in the United States.
She has also been active on social media, where she has amassed a large following and has used her platform to advocate for her husband’s release.
Emma was recently released from US prison after completing a three-year sentence for her role in her husband’s drug trafficking empire.
She was released from a halfway house in Los Angeles on September 13, 2023, after serving less than two years of her sentence.
Emma had pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to distribute drugs, money laundering and engaging in transactions with a foreign narcotics trafficker.