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Cassie Sainsbury

Adelaide woman arrested for drug trafficking in Colombia was framed, family says

Cassandra Sainsbury, 22, was arrested after being found in possession of 5.8 kilograms of cocaine as she waited at El Dorado International Airport in Bogota to fly back to Australia, her sister Khala said.

Ms Sainsbury was arrested on April 12 after an X-ray machine detected the cocaine hidden in her luggage.

Her family have described her as "naive", and said she could be facing up to 25 years in prison.
Cassie Sainsbury in a selfie with one of her huskies
Photo: Australian woman Cassandra Sainsbury was detained at Colombia's major airport. (Supplied: StarNow/ Cassandra Sainsbury)

Her mother told KIIS FM her daughter was given a package that she believed contained headphones, and she put it into her luggage without questioning it.

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