Arizona Mom Wrongfully Jailed in Mexico on Drug Charges

Arizona Mom Wrongfully Jailed in Mexico on Drug Charges

(CNN) — An Arizona mother of seven will be back in court on Wednesday as a judge weighs whether she will go free or remain behind bars in Mexico, her family said.

It’s a situation Yanira Maldonado’s family said she never imagined when she boarded a bus to head back to the United States last week after attending a family funeral.

Now she’s facing drug-smuggling charges after Mexican authorities said they found 12 pounds of marijuana under her bus seat.

Her family vehemently denies the charges and accuses authorities of arresting her to get bribe money.

A Mexican state official also told CNN it appears that Yanira Maldonado was framed.

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