Wednesday, October 17, 2012



Note: for those interested, but unless things have changed, 6 months
is a bit early.

World's most powerful drug lord's daughter held in San Diego
U.S. customs have said they have arrested the daughter of the
country's most-wanted drug suspect, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman
Alejandrina Gisselle Guzman Salazar. SanDiegoRed services
by Joy Ruvalcaba
October 15 2012

SAN DIEGO- Alejandrina Gisselle Guzman Salazar, who is the daughter
of the leader of the cartel of Sinaloa "El Chapo", was detained on
Friday at the San Ysidro entrance, accused of fraud, illegal use of
visas, permits and other official documents.

Guzman Salazar informed U.S. authorities that her father was Joaquin
"El Chapo" Guzman, which then the officials alerted the Mexican
authorities about the detention.

The two U.S. agents who made the detention, only made declarations
under the condition of maintaining themselves as anonymous.

U.S. Department of Justice spokeswoman Kelly Thorthon, informed that
she could not confirm nor deny that the person who was detained is in
fact the daughter of the leader of the cartel of Sinaloa, and only
said that a woman by that name was arrested and charged in federal

Yesterday the authorities of Baja California confirmed the identity
of the woman that is detained, and there is a press conference
expected to speak about the matter.

This arrest is being handled now by Customs and Border Protection,
who supervises the busiest border in the United States.

It is worth mentioning that it is not the first time that the family
of this capo is targeted by U.S. authorities, but also last year the
LA times reported, that the wife of this drug lord had travelled to a
hospital in Los Angeles to give birth to the couple's twin daughters.

A newspaper in Lancaster that is located in the Antelope Valley, who
also reported on the same note mentioned that, given that she was a
U.S. citizen, she had the right to come into her own country without
anything or anyone who can stop her and use its medical services.

Translation : Omar.Martí

Daughter offers no clues on Mexican drug lord
By ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press
6:48 p.m., Oct. 16, 2012

FILE - In this June 10, 1993, file photo, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman,
leader of Mexico's Sinaloa cartel, appears for reporters after his
arrest at the high security prison of Almoloya de Juarez on the
outskirts of Mexico City, from which he later escaped. Alejandrina
Gisselle Guzman Salazar, 31, was arrested Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at
San Diego's San Ysidro port of entry and charged with fraud and
misuse of visas, permits and other documents. Two U.S. officials said
Monday, Oct. 15, that she told authorities her father was Joaquin "El
Chapo" Guzman. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because
they were not authorized to discuss the arrest publicly. (AP Photo/
Damian Dovarganes, File) — AP

SAN DIEGO — The daughter of one of the world's most sought-after drug
lords didn't share information that might lead to her father's
capture after she was detained on an immigration violation, a U.S.
official said Tuesday.

Alejandrina Gisselle Guzman Salazar, 31, was charged Monday with
fraud and misuse of visas, three days after authorities arrested her
at San Diego's San Ysidro port of entry, the nation's busiest border

The official said Guzman Salazar has been "a dead end" in the search
for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the elusive leader of Mexico's Sinaloa
cartel. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss an
investigation that has not been made public.

Border inspectors interviewed Guzman Salazar for about a half-hour,
during which time she volunteered that Guzman was her father and that
she was six months pregnant, the official said. She didn't say why
she offered the information but the official speculated that she may
have bet been betting authorities would be reluctant to bear the
additional costs of holding someone with special medical needs.

Guzman Salazar's mother is Maria Alejandrina Hernandez Salazar, the
official said. The U.S. Treasury Department described Hernandez
Salazar as Joaquin Guzman's wife when it imposed financial sanctions
on her in June.

The complaint said Guzman Salazar attempted to enter the country on
foot Friday, impersonating someone with a non-immigrant visa
contained in a Mexican passport. It said a fingerprint scan indicated
she is in a U.S. government database of previous immigration
violators but was not more specific.

Guzman Salazar told authorities intended to go to Los Angeles to give
birth to her child, according to the complaint.

A typical sentence for such a violation is two to six months in
custody, Guadalupe Valencia, one of her attorneys, said Tuesday. He
said his client is a medical doctor from Guadalajara and is seven
months pregnant.

Guzman Salazar hired Valencia and Jan Ronis, attorneys with histories
of representing clients accused of links to organized crime. A bail
hearing is scheduled Oct. 25.

The Sinaloa cartel, named after the Pacific coast state of the same
name, controls trafficking along much of the U.S. border with Mexico,
particularly in Western states.

Authorities in the U.S. and Mexico have said they believe Guzman has
children with several partners, though it's not clear how many. The
U.S. Treasury Department has put sanctions on sons Ivan Archivaldo
"El Chapito" Guzman Salazar, 31, and Ovidio Guzman Lopez, 22.

Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar, 26, was indicted with his father on
multiple drug trafficking charges in the U.S. District Court for the
Northern District of Illinois in August 2009.

Last month, the U.S. Treasury Department said it was placing
financial sanctions on Guzman's wife, Griselda Lopez Perez. The
department said at the time that she "plays a key role" in the
Sinaloa cartel.

Lopez Perez was the second wife of Guzman designated under the U.S.
Kingpin Act, which bars U.S. citizens from making business
transactions with that person and allows authorities to freeze their
assets in the United States.

The Los Angeles Times reported last year that Guzman's wife - former
beauty queen Emma Coronel - traveled to Southern California and gave
birth to twin girls at Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, north
of Los Angeles. The newspaper said Coronel, then 22, holds U.S.
citizenship, which entitles her to travel freely to the U.S. and to
use its hospitals.

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