Chapo Guzman's daughter could be freed

She was arrested while trying to cross the border to give birth in San Diego

Chapo Guzman's daughter could be freedGisselle Alejandrina Guzman Salazar. Services SanDiegoRed
Gisselle Alejandrina Guzman Salazar. Services SanDiegoRed

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The arrest of Gisselle Alejandrina Guzman Salazar immediately triggered a controversy, of whether or not she was in fact the daughter of notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman? Yesterday the U.S. attorney's office said they could not confirm or deny this, however, it has now been confirmed that she actually is the daughter of the cartel leader, and not only that, but also with the news that she was pregnant.

Prosecutors in San Diego, California revealed this information through spokeswoman Debra Hartman, and informed that Guzman Salazar was presented in federal court to face charges of submitting false documents, and for trying to impersonate someone else when she attempted to cross the border in San Ysidro-Tijuana.

Guzman Salazar’s true identity was discovered by customs officers and confirmed by running her fingerprints.

Defense lawyers Jan Ronis and Guadalupe Valencia, famous for defending known drug traffickers, said that the female identified as Gisselle Alejandrina Guzman Salazar, was seven months pregnant and is a doctor in Guadalajara, and avoided further on commenting on her relationship with "El Chapo ".

Alejandrina Guzman is a Mexican Citizen, who at the time of her arrest said that her intent was to cross the border to meet with the father of her unborn child and eventually give birth.

Officials said Guzman actually did have her own official documents, but for whatever reason on this occasion used fake ones.

The lawyers mentioned that the defendant did not have a criminal history, and may possibly be let go on bail.

Also the current wife of "El Chapo" Guzman, Emma Coronel previously had traveled to the U.S. to give birth to her twins, but she did have all their documents in order and is an American citizen.

Gisselle Alejandrina Guzman Salazar is the daughter of Maria Alejandrina Hernandez Salazar, who was the first wife of “El Chapo”.

Alejandrina Hernandez is also prohibited from entering the country as well as the son Jesus Alfredo Guzmán Salazar, both considered key in the Sinaloa cartel.

Joy.Ruvalcaba@sandiegored.com

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