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El Chapo's beauty queen wife might snitch on the drug kingpin's son in order to avoid a life sentence.
Emma Coronel has been told by US investigators she can shorten her jail time if she cooperates – and reveals the secret 'modus operandi' of El Chapo's criminal sons, Mexican news mag Proceso reported.
Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán's sons reportedly control the criminal empire alongside his former business partner.
But Coronel, 31, knows plenty she can tell US cops about their sought-after operation.
Her knowledge is thought to tie the international crime gang to 64-year-old El Chapo's sons Joaquín, Ovidio, Ivan and Jesús Alfredo, also known as 'Los Chapitos.'
The American Justice Department said last week it "would expect information from her on the modus operandi of her husband's children, now in charge of the fraction of the cartel that their father led" from Coronel.
She could be handed a five-year sentence, custody of her twin daughters and a place in the country's Witness Protection Program.
El Chapo is currently serving a life sentence at a maximum security prison in Colorado.
In June Coronel pled guilty to collaborating with husband El Chapo in his billion-dollar drug trafficking empire.
The eye-watering amounts of drugs transported include 450,000 kilos of cocaine, 90,000 kilos of heroin, 45,000 kilos of methamphetamine and almost 90,000 kilos of marijuana.
Several of the Chapitos are serving a range of sentences across the US for various drug trafficking charges.
Mexico's National Guard completed a raid on son Ovidio's house in Mexico in October 2019.
But the president ordered his immediate release after a vicious battle between the cartel and law enforcement which saw 14 shot dead.
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