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May 30th, 2013
07:17 AM ET

Arizona mom speaks out from jail about arrest on drug smuggling charges in Mexico – CNN’s Rafael Romo reports

The American woman accused of trying to smuggle 12 pounds of marijuana is speaking out from inside a Mexican jail. The soldiers who arrested Yanira Maldonado were supposed to appear in court Wednesday but defense attorneys say they never showed up. Hearings in the case will resume tomorrow.

-CNN’s Rafael Romo is the first reporter to interview Maldonado in jail and has the latest from Nogales, Mexico.

READ MORE: Arizona mom turns to scripture to survive in Mexican jail

Filed under: Crime • Drugs • Mexico
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