Woman arrested for ties to Sinaloa Cartel

By Drew Barile,

A woman was recently arrested at the Mexican and California border on immigration violations and potential drug cartel affiliations. She was driving as a passenger with her infant son. The driver was an U.S. citizen and his identity is unknown at this point.

Zulema Aracely Lindoro, the passenger, was stopped Monday by Border Patrol in San Clemente, according to The AP. She was arrested in California for ties to the Sinaloa Cartel.

Lindoro fingerprinted and then was subsequently identified to have an expired student Visa. Her Visa was revoked because of alleged ties to Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzman. Lindoro is thought to have or had a relationship with Joaquín’s son, Ivan Archivaldo Guzmán Salazar.

It is unclear of her true relationship with Joaquín’s son and if she is aware or involved with the drug trade. She was charged with a violation of immigration, and, a day later was subsequently released to tend to her young infant son.

The US Treasury Department has placed financial sanctions on Ivan Archivaldo Guzmán Salazar because of possible involvement with his father’s drug trade. In addition, recently the lieutenant of Sinaloa cartel, Guzmán was arrested by the Mexican Army, according to The AP.

The Sinaloa Cartel controls drug trafficking along a large portion of the U.S. border with Mexico, according to The Blaze and was involved with the Operation “Fast and Furious.”

Lindoro was released and is set to appear before an immigration judge. She since has returned to Mexico and is awaiting her presentation to the judge.



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