Sumary of Recent arrests reveal more about how cartel wives help run operations for Mexico's powerful Sinaloa cartel:
- In recent months, US authorities have arrested the wives of three Sinaloa Cartel figures, including “El Chapo” Guzmán.
- Ciudad Juarez, MEXICO – The infamous Sinaloa Cartel is relying on its wives to keep its more complicated operations going, according to cartel operatives, security analysts, and government indictments.
- The arrests of Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of jailed kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, and of Mia and Olivia Flores, wives of Pedro and Margarito Flores, twin brothers and distributors for the cartel, offer a glimpse of the influence kingpins’ wives have over the cartel’s operations.
- According to a Sinaloa Cartel operative in Culiacan, the cartel’s home turf, Coronel’s arrest is “surprising” but the accusations aren’t.
- Coronel leaves court in Brooklyn with her daughters, June 26, 2018. AP Photo/Mary Altaffer Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera, a security expert and author of “Los Zetas Inc.,” said that while organized crime is a “very patriarchal world,” women are leveraging their presence in it.
- The wives of the Chicago-based Flores twins, who have been accused of working with the Sinaloa Cartel to smuggle drugs into the US, appear to reflect that trend.
- Pedro Flores, left, and brother Margarito Flores in an undated photo released by the US Marshals.
- AP Photo/U.S. Marshals Service Pedro and Margarito Flores were sentenced in 2015 to 14 years in prison and were released late last year into witness protection after agreeing to cooperate against Guzman.