February 28, 2021 – The Little Queen has loose lips. And Mexico’s once uber-powerful Sinaloa Cartel, could be in jeopardy of folding under the pressure of her future testimony.
Narcos boss El Chapo’s wife, Emma Coronel Aispuro, dubbed “La Reinita” or “Little Queen” by the press and her social media followers and cartel subjects alike, will be cooperating against his sons and stepsons, who currently run the Sinaloa Cartel, according to federal law enforcement sources talking to the New York Post. The sources tell the New York Post, she intends on joining the Witness Protection Program.
The 31-year old wife of international drug kingpin Joaquin (El Chapo) Guzman, La Reinita was taken into federal custody by DEA agents last Monday in Virginia and charged in a drug conspiracy and aiding-and-abetting case when she arrived in the U.S. from Mexico at Dulles International Airport outside Washington D.C. On Tuesday, she was denied bail. Coronel Aispuro’s father is a top lieutenant of El Chapo’s. She is accused of helping her husband and his sons oversee the Sinaloa drug cartel empire while 63-year old El Chapo serves a life prison sentence and is looking at a 10-year prison sentence of her own, if found guilty.
Coronel Aispuro is a former beauty queen, an Instagram influencer and a VH1 reality television star. Married in 2009, La Reinita and El Chapo have elementary-school aged twin daughters (Emaili and Maria) and a 32-year age difference. Last year, Coronel Aispuro trademarked the term “El Chapo Guzman,” for potential licensing deals.
Guzman is the world’s most notorious and feared drug kingpin of the 21st Century, has been in U.S. custody since 2017. A mythic figure around the globe — fashioned a super villain of sorts by friends, foe and flocking media like –, Guzman was found guilty on racketeering, drug and murder counts in a heavily-covered 2019 trial in New York City. Today, he is serving a life prison sentence in the BOPs SuperMax facility in Florence, Colorado.
Federal prosecutors allege Coronel Aispuro was part of the planning in Guzman’s daring underground escape from a Mexican prison in 2015. According to the DEA, El Chapo’s four eldest sons control day-to-day operations of the Sinaloa Cartel. The cartel, which at one time was the biggest in the world, is currently on the ropes with El Chapo locked up and resources being depleted due to war with another cartel known as the New Generation Jalisco group.
Coronel Aispuro has dual citizenship between Mexico and the United States. She was born in San Francisco. Her father, Ines (El Uno) Coronel Barreras, ran El Chapo’s marijuana smuggling business in Northern California, Colorado, Arizona and Durango, Mexico.
For most of her childhood, Coronel Aispuro lived in Durango. As a teenager she won several beauty pageants. El Uno, 53, is doing a 10-year stretch in a Mexican prison for drug trafficking and weapon offenses.
El Chapo married Emma Coronel Aispuro in 2009. The pair met in 2007 at the Coffee & Guava Festival in Canales, Mexico where she was participating in a beauty pageant at just 17.
Coronel Aispuro appeared in the VH1 reality television show, “Cartel Crew,” in 2019, the same year El Chapo was found guilty at a federal drug, racketeering and murder trial in New York. Coronel Aispuro’s Instagram account has more than a half-million followers.