Drug Lord's Wife Gives Birth to Twins in California

Sep 27, 2011, 12:18 by R.E. Christian

The wife of fugitive Mexican drug lord Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman gave birth to twin girls in the southern California city of Lancaster, birth records indicate.

A senior U.S. law enforcement official told the Los Angeles Times in a story published Tuesday Emma Coronel, 22, delivered the infants at Antelope Valley Hospital on Aug. 15.

The official said Coronel was not arrested because there are no charges against her.

The former beauty queen holds U.S. citizenship, which allows her to travel freely between Mexico and the United States. Her twin girls also have U.S. citizenship.

Coronel married Guzman, 54, the day she turned 18.

She is believed to be the multibillionaire drug lord's third or fourth wife and is the niece of Ignacio Coronel, a one-time partner of Guzman's who was killed in a shootout with the Mexican army.

Drug agents said Guzman is difficult to apprehend because he surrounds himself with enormous bands of well-armed security and tends to stay in hard-to-reach mountainous regions of Mexico.

Source: UPI