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Mexican judge sentences El Chapo’s father-in-law Inés Coronel to ten years in prison

May 1, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Mexican judge sentences El Chapo’s father-in-law Inés Coronel to ten years in prison

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Top Sinaloa Cartel capo and the father-in-law of drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman, Inés Coronel Barrera, was sentenced to a 10-year-prison term by a judge for his role in an extensive drug trafficking operation and weapons offenses.

The Mexican Attorney General’s Office announced the sentencing of Coronel in a statement on Friday.

In addition to being a high-ranking member of the Sinaloa Cartel, Inés Coronel is the father of Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of Joaquin Guzman, who currently remains in custody in a New York City federal lockup awaiting trial for a 17-count federal indictment following his extradition to the United States on January 19th.

Moreover, Inés Colonel is the nephew of Ignacio “Nacho” Colonel, the former partner of ‘Chapo’ Guzman, who was killed in a gunbattle with the Mexican military in the city of Guadalajara back in 2010.

Inés Coronel-Barrera pictured with a younger Emma Coronel, a former beauty queen, and current wife of Mexican drug lord ‘Chapo’ Guzman

Coronel-Barrera and three accomplices including his son, Inés Omar Coronel Aispuro, Juan Elías Ruiz Beltrán, 25, and Reynaldo Ríos Morales, 50, were arrested by Mexican federal forces during an operation at a warehouse in Agua Prieta, Sonora, back in 2013

Ines Omar and Juan Elías were sentenced to 10 years and three months in prison and fined 15,542 pesos for drug trafficking offenses.

The judge also imposed a sentence of five years and seven months in prison and a fine of 7,747 pesos against Reynaldo Ríos Morales, Proceso reported.

Authorities said at the time of his arrest that Coronel Barrera was responsible for the production of marijuana and opium in Durango and coordinated drug shipments from the Sonoran municipalities of San Luis River Colorado, Cananea, and Agua Prieta into the state of Arizona.


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