Cassie Sainsbury Claims She's Innocent
Accused Australian drug mule Cassie Sainsbury insists she has evidence of threats to kill her family - it's just that she can't remember how to unlock her mobile phone.
The 22-year-old Adelaide woman, nicknamed "Cocaine Cassie" was caught at Bogota's international airport in April, trying to smuggle 5.8kg of cocaine inside packages of headphones.
In an interview with Nine Network's 60 Minutes program, Sainsbury said she thought she had accepted a job as a legitimate courier transporting documents for $10,000 plus flights, but plans changed at the last minute.
She was sent to Colombia where a "mastermind" known only as Angelo threatened via WhatsApp to kill her mum, sister and fiance if she did not transport his drugs.
But, she can't unlock her phone to access the messages.
"It's very true. I haven't used it for nearly six months, I'm not going to remember a pattern," she told the program.
Sainsbury is facing up to 30 years in jail after a Colombian judge ordered her to stand trial for allegedly trying to smuggle nearly six kilos of cocaine out of the South American country.
No date has yet been set for her trial.