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Ariz. mother of 7 fights drug allegation in Mexico

PHOENIX — A mother from Arizona accused of trying to smuggle marijuana into the United States had a court hearing Wednesday where her lawyer pushed for her release from a Mexico prison on the grounds that she was set up.

The arrest of Yanira Maldonado, 42, has prompted outrage in the United States among politicians and her family members, who say she was framed when her bus was stopped at a military checkpoint last week and authorities found nearly 12 pounds of marijuana under her seat.

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