Arizona mom jailed in Mexico on drug charge released

Posted at 2:24 PM, May 31, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-31 14:24:31-04

The Arizona mother who was arrested in Mexico on a drug smuggling charge has now been released from jail.

Yanira Maldonado was freed after court officials reviewed security footage that showed her and her husband boarding a bus in Mexico with only blankets, bottles of water and a purse in her hand.

She was arrested after cops searched the bus and claimed they found 12 pounds of pot under her seat.

Maldonado’s family insisted she was framed so authorities could receive bribes.