El Chapo's daughter got married in a lavish but secretive wedding, complete with fireworks, armored cars, and cartel gunmen

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  • Alejandrina, the daughter of notorious cartel boss El Chapo, got married in a lavish ceremony in Mexico that came complete with armored cars and cartel gunmen as security guards.

  • Pictures and videos on social media show the bride, Alejandrina Gisselle Guzman, arriving in a bulletproof white car at Culiacan cathedral, which was cordoned off from the public by yellow tape.

  • The bride's brother, Ovidio Guzman, was also in attendance.

  • Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, is currently serving a life sentence in the American super-max prison ADX Florence.

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El Chapo's daughter tied the knot with the nephew of another Mexican drug lord in a lavish ceremony that came complete with armored luxury cars, a firework show, and yellow police tape.

Alejandrina Gisselle Guzman married Edgar Cazares in a private, closed-door ceremony in the Culiacán cathedral in Mexico on January 25.

She is one of the many children of the famous drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who is currently serving a life sentence in the American supermax prison ADX Florence.

The groom is the nephew of Blanca Margarita Cazaras, an alleged cartel money launderer who is known in the Mexican underworld as "The Empress", according to local media.

Reuters reported that Cazares was sanctioned b y the US Treasury in 2007 for "sophisticated money laundering apparatus" and links to Sinaloa cartel members.

Pictures on social media show the bride, who wore a traditional "princess" wedding gown, arriving at the cathedral in a white bulletproof car.

The area was sealed off to the public with yellow police tape, while Mexican media reported that heavily-armed drug cartel gunmen were providing security for the event.

Private moments inside the wedding were also shared online, showing the bride and groom's first dance as well as the mother-daughter dance with El Chapo's first wife, and mother of the bride, Maria.

The ceremony, which according to local reports was presided over by a priest close to the Guzman family, ended in a grand firework display.

Among the several key cartel figures in attendance was the bride's brother, Ovidio Guzman, who made headlines in October last year when he was caught by security forces only to be quickly released when Mexican armed forces were overwhelmed by a larger number of cartel gunmen.

The extravagant wedding came as Mexico's drug cartel violence shows no signs of slowing down.

The country has witnessed around 35,588 murders in 2019 alone, a 2.7% increase over the previous year, according to The Guardian.