Brittney Griner“His wife” Cherelle Griner is thanking fans for their support as efforts continue to free the WNBA star following her arrest in Russia.

The Russian Federal Customs Service recently announced that last month, its officials detained the American basketball player—who plays on Russian team UMMC Ekaterinburg during the WNBA off-season—saying they discovered vape cartridges containing hashish oil in her luggage at an airport near Moscow. CNN reported that Russian News Agency Interfax, citing the customs service, said a criminal case has been opened against her.

“Thank you to everyone who has reached out to me regarding my wife’s safe return from Russia,” Cherelle wrote on Instagram on March 5, hours after news of the Phoenix Mercury center’s detainment was made public. We are grateful for your prayers and support.

Cherelle added a photo showing the couple on a patio seat on a beach. I know that you all have come to love BG throughout the years, and are concerned about details. We will continue our efforts to bring my wife home safe and sound. Please respect our privacy. “Thank you!”