The Straits Times
Published on Dec 20, 2012

Woman said to be Mexico drug kingpin's daughter deported from US


SAN DIEGO (REUTERS) - A woman said to be the daughter of a notorious Mexican drug lord arrested at the United States border in October has pleaded guilty in California to using a false passport and has been deported, court records show.

A pregnant Alejandrina Gisselle Guzman-Salazar, 31, was detained after she tried to cross on foot from Tijuana into the United States using a false visa and name, telling customs agents that she wanted to give birth to her child in Los Angeles, according to court documents in the case.

During a search of her purse, the agents found a Mexican driver's license and a voter card, also in the false name, according to a motion filed by federal prosecutors.

The Los Angeles Times has reported, citing an unnamed high-ranking US law enforcement official, that Guzman-Salazar told agents at the border that she was the daughter of Joaquin"El Chapo" Guzman, the leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel.