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PHOENIX -- The Arizona woman arrested and detained after Mexican authorities said they found 12 pounds of marijuana under her bus seat says she doesn't blame her home country.

Yanira Maldonado said Friday in comments aired on Phoenix Fox station KSAZ that ``a few people'' are responsible for what happened to her. She added, ``I'm still going to go back.''

The 42-year-old Maldonado was released late Thursday from a prison near Nogales, Mexico, after a judge dismissed drug-smuggling charges against her. She'd been traveling home with her husband to the Phoenix suburb of Goodyear after attending a funeral when she was arrested May 22.

On Friday, Gov. Guillermo Padres of the Mexican state of Sonora, where Nogales is located, apologized for Maldonado's ordeal during a visit to Phoenix.

Padres says he made sure she was safe and wasn't transferred to a federal prison and worked to ensure court proceedings went quickly.

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