- Associated Press - Friday, July 4, 2014

MIAMI (AP) - Relatives say two South Florida women have been detained in Cuba for allegedly trying to smuggle synthetic marijuana into the island.

Melissa Acosta’s mother told WFOR-CBS4 (https://cbsloc.al/1qTP9o6) that her 20-year-old daughter was arrested last week after landing in Havana with several other relatives. She said the grandmother of her son’s fiancee also was arrested.

Jenny Valdez said her daughter traveled to Cuba several times in the last month because the family of her son’s fiancee runs a business bringing items to people there.

She said they charge South Florida customers to deliver suitcases to friends and family on the island.

Valdez is worried about her daughter, who has a learning disability. She says the family is trying to hire an attorney in Cuba for Acosta, who is a U.S. citizen..


Information from: WFOR-TV, https://www.wfor.com/

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