Aussie ‘drug mule’ faces jail in Colom­bia

New Straits Times - - World -

SYD­NEY: An Aus­tralian is fac­ing 25 years in one of Colom­bia’s most squalid pris­ons on drug traf­fick­ing charges that her fam­ily yes­ter­day claimed was a set-up. Cassie Sains­bury, 22, was ar­rested on April 12 at El Do­rado In­ter­na­tional Air­port in Bo­gota on her way back to Ade­laide with 5.8kg of co­caine in her suit­case, her sis­ter Khala said. Cassie claimed she was set up by a Colom­bian man she be­friended while on a work­ing hol­i­day. The fam­ily has be­gun a cam­paign to help cover legal fees.

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