(CNN) Emma Coronel Aispuro, wife of Mexican drug trafficker Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, was transferred from a Texas jail to a “community confinement” in Long Beach, Southern California on May 30, the Office of Public Relations confirmed Thursday. US Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP, for its acronym in English) CNN public relations.
In a statement, the agency said that, for privacy and security reasons, it could not specify the reasons for the transfer, nor the conditions of the detainee.
He also added that he cannot specify the type of detention center and only mentioned that there are options, such as residential reentry centers or halfway houses.
CNN has asked Coronel’s defense for comment on his transfer, but has so far received no response.
Coronel was sentenced in 2021 to three years in prison and four years probation, along with a $1.5 million forfeiture, in connection with drug trafficking and money laundering charges related to her husband.
The woman, now 33, pleaded guilty to the charges and her release date is set for September 13 this year.
In July 2019, El Chapo was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years in the United States. Guzmán was convicted in February of 10 federal charges, including conspiracy to murder, running an ongoing criminal enterprise and other drug-related charges.
Jaqueline Hurtado, Krecyte Villareal and María Santana, all of CNN en Español, contributed to this report.