U.S. authorities deported the adult daughter of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman after she pleaded guilty to using false documents to enter the country.

U.S. District Judge Cathy Ann Bencivengo sentenced Alejandrina Giselle Guzman Salazar to time served and ordered her expelled from the United States.

The Mexican woman was detained at the San Ysidro Port of Entry, near San Diego, on Oct. 12 and remained in custody until she was deported.

Guzman Salazar, 31, is in the ninth month of pregnancy and may give birth in the next few days, one of her attorneys, Guadalupe Valencia, told Efe.

U.S. authorities have neither confirmed nor denied that Guzman Salazar is the daughter of the fugitive Chapo ("Shorty") Guzman, though she volunteered the information at the time of her arrest.

Alejandrina Giselle is one of three children Guzman had with his first wife, Alejandrina Maria Salazar Hernandez.

Chapo Guzman, who escaped from a Mexican maximum security prison in early 2001, heads the powerful Sinaloa cartel and is listed by Forbes magazine as one of the world's wealthiest people.

Both the Mexican and U.S. governments have offered millions of dollars for information leading to his capture. EFE