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Chapo Guzman's father-in-law arrested

Chapo Guzman's father-in-law arrested
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Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 10:56pm

Secretariot of the Interior makes announcement

Mexican authorities say they've detained the father-in-law of one of Mexico's most wanted drug lords.

Police Tuesday morning detained Ines Coronel Barreras, 45, on drug-related charges, officials told reporters.

He is the father-in-law of alleged Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, authorities said.

Guzman's nickname, which means "shorty," matches his 5-foot-6-inch frame, though he has climbed to great heights in the drug business.

The Sinaloa cartel is one of Mexico's most powerful drug-trafficking operations, and Forbes has estimated Guzman's net worth at $1 billion.

U.S. authorities arrested a woman believed to be Guzman's daughter in October. She was deported in December after she pleaded guilty in federal court to possession of a false visa.

No shots were fired during Tuesday's operation, said Eduardo Sanchez Hernandez of Mexico's interior ministry.

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