EXCLUSIVE: Convicted cocaine smuggler released from notorious Colombian jail | 60 Minutes Australia
No one should ever be surprised by how often greed and stupidity become intimate companions. Cassandra Sainsbury certainly isn’t. Three years ago, ‘Cocaine Cassie’ as we’ve come to know her, was locked up in a Colombian prison for attempting to smuggle almost six kilograms of the drug out of the country. As well as incarceration, her punishment included lashings of public ridicule for being so foolish. Cassie Sainsbury has now been freed, and a new woman has emerged from the cells. In an exclusive interview for 60 MINUTES she tells Liam Bartlett she’s stronger, wiser and determined to remedy her mistakes.
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