Cocaine Cassie Is Back And She's Asking Us All For One Thing
Accused cocaine trafficker Cassie Sainsbury is back.. and she is launching an urgent appeal for taxpayer funding the day before a new court hearing.
Sainsbury believes she will not be given a fair trial in the Colombian justice system but it’s probably not helping her that her own family isn’t behind her.
The ex-Adelaide personal trainer, known as ‘Cocaine Cassie’ has been in a high-security Colombian jail for the past 100 days after her arrest in April.
Her South American legal team are currently negotiating a plea deal ahead of her court hearing next week but her Bogota-based lawyer Orlando Herran on Tuesday said that her defence needed urgent assistance from the Australian Government.
However, speaking to NewsCorp, her uncle Neil Sainsbury said he did not believe taxpayers should help pay his niece’s legal costs.
“I don’t understand why (we’d be) funding a drug runner overseas — no way,”
“I’m a taxpayer. I would hate to think my dollar is going over there.
“Australian taxpayers’ money shouldn’t be funding any (drug runners), the Bali Nine, any of them — they get what they deserve.”
Sainsbury is currently in Bogota’s El Buen Pastor prison after 5.8kg of cocaine was found inside 18 headphone cases in her luggage.