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El Chapo's Wife To Appear In Reality TV Show Cartel Crew

El Chapo's Wife To Appear In Reality TV Show Cartel Crew

The wife of notorious drug-lord Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán, Emma Coronel Aispuro, will feature in an episode of reality TV show Cartel Crew.

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The docu-series follows the relatives of cartel members as they aim to build a life outside the world of drugs and crime and former beauty queen Aispuro will make 'several appearances' in the second series.

In a trailer, the 30-year-old can be seen on a luxurious yacht awaiting the arrival of Michael Blanco - the youngest son of the 'Cocaine Godmother' Griselda Blanco - who also stars on the show.

According to a press release, Aispuro will 'open up about her life after El Chapo and her upcoming business venture'.

Aispuro married 62-year-old Guzmán on her 18th birthday in 2007 and the couple have eight-year-old twin daughters together.

Guzmán was sentenced to life in prison in July, having been convicted back in February for crimes that span a quarter of a century, including: trafficking hundreds of tonnes of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamines and marijuana to the United States, along with money laundering and weapons-related offences.

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Court papers released at the time of his arrest also accused him of drugging and raping girls as young as 13. According to the BBC, former associate Alex Cifuentes is quoted as saying Guzmán 'called the youngest of the girls his "vitamins" because he believed that sexual activity with young girls gave him "life".'

Cifuentes also alleged that Guzmán gave former Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto a $100 million (£80m) bribe, and claimed Nieto contacted Guzmán after he took office in 2012 saying he would end a manhunt against him in return for $250m (£200m).


The former leader of the Sinaloa organisation, Guzmán was once one of the richest people in the world, and was listed on Forbes' rich list of the globe's most affluent billionaires in 2009.

However, 'El Chapo' (aka 'The Shorty') is arguably best known for his series of high-profile prison breaks.

In 2001, he broke out by hiding in a laundry cart, and spent the next 13 years in and around Sinaloa in hiding.

After being recaptured in 2014, he escaped once again in July 2015 through a mile-long tunnel that took him out of maximum-security Altiplano prison.

A GPS watch had been smuggled through to Guzmán's cell and his sons bought a property on the periphery of the prison. From this point, diggers crafted a tunnel to his cell and he escaped using an adapted motorcycle.

It is anticipated that the 'upcoming business venture' Aispuro will discuss on Cartel Crew is the launch of a fashion label that her husband has helped to facilitate from behind bars.

Aispuro will appear in next Monday's episode.

Featured Image Credit: VH1

Topics: TV and Film, crime, Drugs, US Entertainment

Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University, where he learnt a bit about media and a lot about living without heating. After spending a few years in Australia and New Zealand, Jake secured a role at an obscure radio station in Norwich, inadvertently becoming a real-life Alan Partridge in the process. From there, Jake became a reporter at the Eastern Daily Press. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.

 

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