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Alleged drug lord's daughter deported

Dec. 20, 2012 at 9:08 AM   |   Comments

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- A federal judge in California deported to Mexico a pregnant woman claiming to be the daughter of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin Guzman.

U.S. officers arrested Alejandrina Gisselle Guzman-Salazar, 31, in October when she presented the forged visa of another person to agents at the San Ysidro port of entry, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday.

She was pregnant at the time and told authorities she was going to Los Angeles to give birth to the baby.

A federal judge Monday sentenced Guzman-Salazar to time served and deported her Tuesday to Tijuana as part of a plea agreement.

A high-ranking U.S. law enforcement official told the Times the woman claimed to be the daughter of Guzman, the world's most wanted drug trafficker.

Guadalupe Valencia, Guzman-Salazar's attorney, said the woman's alleged connection to Guzman did not play a role in her plea agreement.

"The government, to their credit, treated her at the end of the day like any other person in the same situation," Valencia said. "There was no evidence that she was involved in anything but this documents case."

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