Mom of 7 Jailed in Mexico for Drug Smuggling

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Mom of 7 Jailed in Mexico for Drug Smuggling
Thu, 05-30-2013 - 2:29pm

This is a very scary story, a mom was travelling back from Mexico by bus and was arrested for drug smuggling.  If she is indeed innocent of what they are claiming she did, it would make me very cautious about travelling by bus in Mexico.  I read in another article that they were wondering if drugs were planted by the police in order to get a bribe.  

Maldonado was detained on May 22 after soldiers claimed they found 12 pounds of marijuana taped under her seat on a bus. She and her husband were returning to the U.S. from a funeral. Maldonado has not been charged with a crime.

“My spirit is good,’’ she said. “It’s better right now, but I get concerned, too, because I just want to go home. I want to be free.”

The Mexican military officials involved in her case did not appear at a court hearing Wednesday, and no decision was made on her release. Maldonado’s attorney is now hoping surveillance video from the bus station will prove that she did not bring any drugs on board.

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What do you think of the story?  How can you protect yourself from this happening to you if you were travelling in a foreign country?