US Woman Facing Drug Charge Released from Mexican Prison - WJBF-TV ABC 6 Augusta-Aiken

US Woman Facing Drug Charge Released from Mexican Prison

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NOGALES, Mexico (AP) -

A U.S. woman in a Mexico prison on a drug-smuggling charge has been released.
    
Yanira Maldonado walked out of the jail late Thursday night, after court officials reviewed security footage that showed her and her husband boarding a bus in Mexico with only blankets, bottles of water and her purse in hand.
    
Maldonado hugged her husband Gary and was greeted by well-wishers after she left the lockup and officials closed the jail doors behind her.
    
Maldonado was arrested by the Mexican military last week after they found nearly 12 pounds (5.4 kilograms) of pot under her seat on the commercial bus traveling from Mexico to Arizona.

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