“I was at the checkpoint. They asked us to get off bus. And they were checking for drugs or I don’t know what else,” she said. “And they say they found something under my seat. But I never saw anything. They didn’t show me anything. It was just amazing all that, what they did.” – Arizona mom turns to scripture to survive in Mexican jail
THIS IS quite a story and is turning into a huge scandal for Mexico. There are reports that Yanira Maldonado may have been framed. That the Mexican police at the check point possibly expecting a bribe to release her.
A Sonora state official with extensive knowledge of the case told CNN there are questions about the arrest.
“Can you imagine?” asked the official, who was not authorized to speak to the media and did not want to be named. “A passenger by himself or herself would have been unable to carry almost six kilos of marijuana onto a bus without being noticed. She must’ve been framed.”
A regional office of Mexico’s Defense Ministry said troops conducting a routine investigation stopped the bus Maldonado was riding in and and found 12.5 pounds (5.7 kilograms) of a substance that appeared to be marijuana under her seat.
Troops turned the case over to the Mexican attorney general’s office, the defense ministry said. Maldonado is being housed in a women’s prison in Nogales while authorities decide her fate.