Regional
11:08 am
Fri May 14, 2010

Drug Lord's Wife Questioned

Mexico City – Authorities say the wife of Mexico's most-wanted drug lord was questioned and released after she was found in raids on seven houses linked to the fugitive trafficker.

Prosecutors say Griselda Lopez Perez was in one of the houses raided Wednesday and was taken to the offices of investigative police, where she made a statement and was let go early Thursday.

Mexico's Attorney General's office didn't reveal the contents of her statement, but said it had no outstanding warrants or criminal cases open against Lopez Perez.

The office says Lopez Perez has been married to Sinaloa cartel chieftain Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman since at least 2002. The government has traditionally denied it pursues relatives of drug suspects unless they are suspected of involvement in crimes.


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