Bernarda Guzmán Loera: Facts About Joaquín Guzmán’s Sister

Bernarda Guzmán Loera

Bernarda Guzmán Loera is Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán’s sister. Bernarda’s brother El Chapo is one of the well-known and most powerful drug traffickers in the world. He was a drug lord and a former leader within the Sinaloa Cartel. His leadership of the cartel brought immense wealth and power. Forbes ranked him as one of the most powerful people in the world between 2009 and 2013.

Bernarda Guzmán Loera: Bio Summary

Name Bernarda Guzmán Loera
Date of birth N/A
Gender Female
Famous assister of Joaquín Guzmán
Birthplace La Tuna, Mexico
Spouse N/A
Parents María Consuelo Loera Pérez and Emilio Guzmán Bustillos
Siblings Miguel Ángel Guzmán Loera, Joaquín Guzmán, Arturo Guzmán Loera, Aureliano Guzmán Loera, Ovidio Guzmán Loera, Armida Guzmán Loera, and Emilio Guzmán Loera
Grandparents Ovidio Loera Cobret, Pomposa Pérez Uriarte, Juan Guzmán, and Otilia Bustillos

Who Is Joaquín Guzmán’s Sister, Bernarda?

Bernarda Guzmán Loera’s date of birth is not available. She is the daughter of Emilio Guzmán Bustillos and María Consuelo Loera Pérez. Her father was a cattle rancher. For many generations, her family lived at La Tuna so she may have been born there. She was raised away from the spotlight alongside her siblings.

Bernarda Guzmán Loera’s siblings are Miguel Ángel Guzmán Loera, Joaquín Guzmán, Arturo Guzmán Loera, Aureliano Guzmán Loera, Ovidio Guzmán Loera, Armida Guzmán Loera, and Emilio Guzmán Loera. She also has three other unnamed brothers who are not alive. They reportedly died of natural causes.

Bernarda Guzmán Loera’s paternal grandparents were Juan Guzmán and Otilia Bustillos, and her maternal grandparents were Ovidio Loera Cobret and Pomposa Pérez Uriarte. Bernarda’s childhood experiences have not been made public. Not much is known about her life as a child. Nothing is known about her education.

Bernarda Guzmán Loera has kept her life away from publicity. She doesn’t like to reveal information about her personal life. What she does for a living is unknown. She hasn’t provided any information about her love life so it is not known if she has ever been married before or not. She hasn’t shared the identity of her ex-boyfriend (s) or ex-husband (s).

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Some of Bernarda Guzmán Loera’s siblings have heavily been involved in drug trafficking. Her brother Miguel Ángel Guzmán Loera was arrested for opening different bank accounts with lenders in which he deposited over 17 million pesos. He deposited a total of 17,293,332 pesos and 22 cents, to “hide the presumably illicit origin of said money, the product of drug trafficking”.

Miguel was arrested in Culiacán, Sinaloa, on June 16, 2005. He had a firearm for the exclusive use of the Army, Navy, and Air Force at the time of his arrest. He was released from prison after serving a sentence for money laundering and possession of a weapon. He was responsible for buying real estate to be used as safe houses and acquiring vehicles to be used by members of the Sinaloa Cartel.

Bernarda’s brother Arturo Guzmán Loera was killed on 31 December 2004, in prison with a pistol. He was murdered by the Juarez Cartel in retaliation for the murder of Rodolfo Carrillo Fuentes, with Rodolfo’s brother Vicente Carrillo Fuentes ordering the hit. He was shot seven times and the bullets lodged in his chest, abdomen, and spinal cord.

Bernarda Guzmán Loera’s brother, Aureliano Guzmán Loera was involved with Sinaloa Cartel. He was in charge of a drug trafficking organization (DTO) that controls drug smuggling routes from Sinaloa, Mexico, through Sonora, Mexico, and into the United States. Aureliano was indicted with drug trafficking charges.

Bernarda’s brother Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera commonly known as El Chapo is a former drug lord and a former leader within the Sinaloa Cartel. He was sentenced to life imprisonment plus 30 years to run consecutive to the life sentence after he was found guilty of several criminal charges related to his leadership of the Sinaloa Cartel.

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El Chapo was ordered by the Court to pay $12.6 billion in forfeiture. He was convicted on February 12, 2019, by a federal jury, following a three-month trial of all 10 counts of the superseding indictment, including narcotics trafficking, using a firearm in furtherance of his drug crimes, and participating in a money laundering conspiracy.

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