Behind bars with ‘Cocaine Cassie’ | 2017 | True Stories

This story originally aired in 2017.

Convicted Australian drug smuggler Cassie Sainsbury has walked free from a Colombian prison. The South Australian was arrested at El Dorado airport in Bogota, Colombia, in April 2017 for attempting to smuggle 5.8kg of cocaine out of the country, packaged in headphone boxes.

In 2017, reporter Denham Hitchcock travelled to Columbia and spoke with Cassie’s partner at the time.

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