Mexico’s Most Wanted Drug Lord’s Wife Gives birth to Twins in U.S.

California – MSNBC reported Mexico’s most wanted drug lord’s wife has given birth to twin girls at a hospital in California.

The Los Angeles Times stated Emma Coronel, the 22-year-old wife of Joa

quin Guzman, came to the U.S. in mid-July and delivered her daughters at Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster a few weeks later.

The former beauty queen does have U.S. citizenship, and returned to Mexico after the two girls were born.  Her children also now qualify for American citizenship since they were born in the U.S.

Birth certificates listed Coronel as the mother of the twins, but the spaces for the father’s name were left blank. Law enforcement officials told the Times that she was not arrested because there are no charges pending against her.

Nicknamed “El Chapo”, Guzman is believed to be a multibillionaire and the world’s wealthiest drug trafficker.

While his wife may have been able to provide useful information about his location, officials said detaining her would not necessarily have helped to apprehend the drug kingpin because he is guarded by an army of heavily armed men and tends to stay in hard-to-reach areas of Mexico’s highlands.

The 54-year-old is the boss of the Sinaloa cartel,Mexico’s most powerful drug-trafficking gang.

U.S.authorities have placed a $5-million bounty on Guzman’s head and claim that he and the Sinaloa cartel control the mainstream of cocaine and marijuana entering the U.S. from Mexico and Colombia.

Guzman reached a new level of fame in 2009 when he made Forbes magazine’s list of the 67 “World’s Most Powerful People.” He was listed at No. 41, just below Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei while topping Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez — No. 67 — and France’s Nicolas Sarkozy — No. 56.

By: South Carolina Drug Crimes Lawyer Pete Strom

Drug Trafficking Penalties in South Carolina

The penalties for a drug trafficking conviction in South Carolina are severe. Your rights, freedom, and future are at stake.
Penalties for drug trafficking (depending upon the drug, the arrest, and your record) can include:

Trafficking Marijuana: more than ten pounds, but less than one hundred pounds

• First offense: One to 10 years in prison and
$10,000 in fines;

• Five to 20 years in prison and $15,000 in fines for a second
offense trafficking charge;

• 25 years in prison and $20,000 in fines for a third or
subsequent offense.

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