Authorities Detain Daughter of Mexico’s Most Wanted Drug Lord
Known as Mexico’s most powerful drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has eluded U.S. authorities since he famously broke out of a Mexican jail in a laundry cart in 2001 and rebuilt the notorious Sinaloa cartel.
But authorities may find clues about his whereabouts after border patrol officers detained the kingpin’s daughter Friday trying to cross the border on foot from Tijuana, Mexico, with a counterfeit Visa and false name, Reuters reported Tuesday.
Citing court records, Reuters said Alejandrina Gisselle Guzman-Salazar was trying to enter the U.S. to give birth to her child in Los Angeles.
According to Mexico’s attorney general’s office, Guzman-Salazar, a Mexican citizen, is not wanted for any crimes.
Her father, Guzman, however, is believed to be worth $1 billion and is running the most potent drug cartel in Mexico.
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