The young wife of one of Mexico’s drug cartel leaders came to the US to deliver her twins at a Los Angeles facility.
Emma Coronel, the wife of Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, gave birth to twins at the Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster last August 15. While LA County birth certificates of the twins show their mother’s name, the space for their father’s name was left “blank.”
Her husband might be considered a fugitive but Coronel, who is just 22 years old, can travel freely in the United States as she is a US citizen; she was born with an American mother in California, and now her twins are also entitled to US citizenships.
The U.S federal agents have long kept an eye on Coronel even before she gave birth in Los Angeles. Up until she left the country after giving birth to return to Mexico, officials were not able to arrest her as there were no specific charges filed against her, despite the fact that she could have easily provided information as to the location of her wanted husband.
Coronel’s presence in Southern California and in Los Angeles where she gave birth did not attract too much attention. The Antelope Valley Hospital also declined to give any statement, as they could be held liable if they dishonor their code of privacy.
The twin girls were delivered last August 15 at the Lancaster hospital; the first girl came out at 3:50 pm followed by the second girl at 3:51 pm.
In the U.S., $5 million has been set as bounty for the head of Guzman. Intelligence reports have alleged that his cartel is now responsible for most of the cocaine and marijuana being trafficked from Mexico and Colombia into the United States.