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Cassie Sainsbury, who is now famously known as “Cocaine Cassie.” has been sentenced to six years imprisonment following her arrest at a Bogotá airport in April. Cocaine Cassie was arrested with 5.8kg (13lb) of cocaine in her luggage.With a fine of $90,000 (£68,000), the judge declared the sentence after Cassie Sainsbury reached a plea deal with prosecutors.
The 22-year-old woman from Adelaide would face 21 years in prison, but the judge accepted the plea deal and reduced her sentence.
Orlando Herran who is the Lawyer of Cocaine Cassie said she might serve less than three years with proper conduct. In her statement she said;
“Three years because it’s possible to [obtain a reduced sentence] … for good [conduct] in jail, for learning or studying in jail.”
Cassie Sainsbury “Cocaine Cassie” was arrested after an X-ray machine caught cocaine hidden in her luggage in April at Bogota’s El Dorado international airport. And since then Cassie Sainsbury was serving at El Buen Pastor women’s prison. After the arrest she said;
“I had outstanding bills, I suppose I took the risk,”
Cassie Sainsbury also said that things had changed and a guy named Angelo “mastermind” threatened to kill her mother, sister and Cassie Sainsbury fiance is she had not transported the Cocaine.
Cassie Sainsbury arrest has gained a considerable attention in Australia and Colombia, being the world’s largest cocaine producer has had many such cases where 880 foreigners are detained in different prisons according to Colombia’s National Penitentiary Prison Institute, and much crime sentence is for narcotics trafficking.
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