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

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 court.

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.

Joy.Ruvalcaba@sandiegored.com

Translation : Omar.Martínez@sandiegored.com

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