LawFuel.com – Emma Coronel, the wife of most-wanted Mexican drug baron Joaquin Guzman, has had a baby in a US hospital, giving the drug baron’s children US citizenship.
Guzman, 54, also known as “El Chapo” is the head of the powerful Mexican Sinaloa drug cartel and the birth of his children in a northern LA hospital has provided some embarrassment to US authorities.
Emma Coronel, 22, is a former beauty queen who holds US citizenship. She returned hom to Mexico after the twins were born.
US law enforcement officials, who tracked her movements even before she travelled to the hospital in Lancaster in mid-July, said she was not arrested because there were no charges against her.
Ms Coronel is believed to be the third or fourth wife of Guzman, the 54-year-old multibillionaire.
The couple reportedly married on her eighteenth birthday at a smart wedding in the highlands of central Mexico in 2007. Meanwhile, US authorities have placed a $5m (£3.25m) bounty on Guzman’s head, alleging that he and his cartel control the majority of cocaine and marijuana trafficked into the US from Mexico and Colombia.
Guzman made Forbes magazine’s list of the 67 World’s Most Powerful People two years ago. At number 41, he was just below Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.