Now here is a bizarre sounding story. Quick recap: American doctor who lives in Juarez finds suspicious boxes in the trunk of the car owned by his carpool buddy. The doctor suggests they tell the Mexican police who summarily arrest the doctor and his carpool buddy and keep them incarcerated for a week!
On Thursday, an El Paso doctor and his co-worker were released after spending a week behind bars in Juarez.
Dr. Justus Opot and Marisol Perez were facing drug charges. According to our news partners at Channel 44 in Juarez, a Juarez judge said there wasn't enough evidence to keep them.
Opot and Perez said they found more than 100 lbs. of marijuana in Perez's car trunk when Opot was putting his gym bag in the trunk.
"What I suggested to her, because it was her car, was the best thing to do is to take these things to the police," said Dr. Justus Opot.
In an interview earlier this week, Opot said Perez drove to a federal check point in Juarez.
"She went to tell the officer that there were some boxes in the car and she didn't know what the boxes were," Opot said.
That's when he said federal police arrested them.