Woman said to be drug lord's daughter enters plea

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Associated Press

Posted on October 25, 2012 at 8:04 PM

A woman described by U.S. officials as a daughter of Mexico's most-wanted drug lord has pleaded not guilty to an immigration charge in San Diego.

Alejandrina Gisselle Guzman Salazar looked straight ahead and spoke quietly at a brief hearing Thursday. She waived her right to seek bail.

Three U.S. officials speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss an investigation that has not been made public have said Guzman Salazar identified herself to border inspectors as a daughter of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, head of Mexico's Sinaloa cartel.

The 31-year-old Guzman Salazar is charged with document fraud and making false statements to federal officials. She allegedly tried to enter the United States this month on someone else's Mexican passport and a U.S. visa.

A pretrial hearing is scheduled Nov. 30.

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