“Cocaine” Cassie Sainsbury has made it clear in a bombshell interview that she deliberately smuggled cocaine out of Colombia.
The shocking confession will be aired on 7News Spotlight, where the convicted drug smuggler will admit she knew she was supplying the illegal drug.
Sainsbury had repeatedly claimed she was innocent of the crime, through unconvincing interviews she conducted in prison and while on bail in South America with current affairs flagship 60 Minutes.
The Channel 7 program announced it would reveal details of a massive organized crime operation in which Sainsbury was involved (Sainsbury pictured in the explosive interview).
“I knew what was inside,” Sainsbury (pictured during her dramatic arrest in 2017) said in the 7News Spotlight promo, saying she was scared for her life
“I knew what was in it,” said the convicted drug mule 7News in the spotlight Promo about the drugs in her bag.
Sainsbury was sentenced to six years in prison in 2017 for smuggling 5.8kg of cocaine out of Colombia, but was released early from Bogota prison in April 2020.
Sainsbury was caught boarding a flight from Bogota’s El Dorado International Airport to London on April 12, 2017 with the drugs in 18 boxes of headphones in her suitcase.
She told the program she feared for her life as part of a “worldwide syndicate supplying drugs to Australian suburbs”.
The program announced it would reveal details of a massive organized crime operation in which Sainsbury’s was involved.
The revelations come after Sainsbury insisted she was innocent of the drug charges 60 minutes after her arrest in 2017.
Her interview with the Channel 9 program was later discredited when Sainsbury claimed she had evidence of her innocence that she did not have access to.
She told the Current News show the evidence was locked on a phone but she couldn’t remember the PIN for it.
The former fitness trainer claimed she was only transporting documents, not the 12 pounds of cocaine found on her.
Sainsbury returned to Australia last month for the first time in five years since her arrest after spending 27 months in a notorious Colombian women’s prison (Sainsbury pictured at Sydney Airport last month with her wife Tatiana behind her).
She also claimed she was forced to deliver the drugs and her family’s lives were threatened.
She was asked by reporter Liam Bartlett in an interview in September 2017 if she thought the deal was shady. She replied that it had occurred to her.
“It was a point where I was in the process of taking a job, but I had outstanding bills. I think I took the risk. Now I’m here. But it’s a lesson learned — definitely,” she said, from Colombia’s notorious El Buen Pastor women’s prison.
Meanwhile, Sainsbury returned to Australia last month for the first time in five years after spending 27 months in a South American prison.
Convicted Australian drug dealer “Cocaine” Cassie Sainsbury (pictured right) married her IT expert Tatiana (left) in Colombia
Sainsbury was forced to remain in Colombia on her bail terms after her release, but she finally landed on home soil last month.
The convicted drug smuggler arrived with her computer technician Tatiana, 34, after the couple tied the knot last March.
Sainsbury previously told Daily Mail Australia that married life would likely involve living between Australia and Colombia.
“We’re probably going to end up between Australia and Colombia because obviously her family is here, so it’s going to be, sometime here, sometime there,” she said.
Sainsbury is pictured above at the time of her arrest in Colombia in April 2017
Just days after her return, Sainsbury’s father revealed he’s still angry that his family is being “pulled through the mud” by their drug conviction.
Stuart Sainsbury, 59, said he hasn’t heard from his daughter since her arrest and doesn’t expect to see her now “because she’s full of shit”.
“I’m still pretty angry about it. My family has been destroyed… I have an elderly mother to protect,” he told the Adelaide Advertiser.
The Spotlight interview was expected after reporter7News reporter Ross Coulthart was seen helping Sainsbury and Tatiana load their luggage into a minivan when they arrived back in Australia.
Her father said he hoped she would use the TV interview to tell the truth about what happened, a wish that appears to have been granted.
Mr Sainsbury said not many locals in the South Australian town of Minlaton, where he lived, had many nice things to say about his daughter, but he wished her well.
“You just want your kids to be happy,” he said.
Sainsbury previously told Daily Mail Australia that married life would likely involve living between Australia and Colombia (pictured her Instagram post announcing their nuptials).
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