Mother Of Aussie Girl Caught With Cocaine Speaks Out
This morning, news broke that 22-year-old Aussie woman Cassandra Sainsbury had been detained at an airport in Colombia with 5.8 kilograms of cocaine on her.
The personal trainer from Adelaide was detained at El Dorado International Airport in Bogotá just as she was about to fly back to Australia after a working holiday.
She was denied bail and reports say she will be held at El Buen Pastor women’s prison until her hearing in two months. The prison is horrifically overcrowded.
Her older sister Khala was supposed to pick her up from the airport on Easter Saturday, and was only made aware of her situation on the morning of Good Friday.
Cassandra reportedly saw headphones that she could gift to her bridesmaids and family, but a man who was showing her around allegedly said a friend could get them cheaper.
The cocaine was concealed in the packing of more than 15 headphones she was given the morning of her flight home.
This morning, we spoke to her mum, Lisa Sainsbury, and Jackie asked how she felt about the devastating situation her daughter was in, and it was made clear the family believe Cassandra was set up.
“It’s a devastating situation and something I never thought would happen in my entire life.”
She also revealed that the lawyer assigned to Cassandra had recommended that she plead guilty, instantly lowering her potential 18-25 year sentence, to around six years.
“We has said to us, if Cassie gives information about the person that gave her this package, it may come down a bit to four. They can also work off time when they’re working in jail.”
“I’d rather her do four years than 18.”
If you would like to donate to the Sainsbury family in their time of need, you can do so via their GoFundMe page.