The punishment came after she pleaded guilty to assisting her husband's Sinaloa cartel. The charges slapped against her range from illegal drug supply, money laundering to conspiracy. She also had helped El Chapo escape from prison in 2015.
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El Chapo, via his Sinaloa cartel, produced and supplied drugs like cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana, and heroin across the US and Europe , which became one of the largest consumers. The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) equated him to notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar . He is anyway languishing behind bars and now Coronel's jail-time might put a stop to the drug racket, once and for all.
Details District court judge also imposed a penalty of nearly $1.5mn
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