Friday 19 August 2022 05:10 PM Cocaine Cassie Sainsbury arrives in Australia with wife Tatiana after Colombia ... trends now
Convicted drug mule 'Cocaine Cassie' Sainsbury has returned to Australia for the first time in five years with her new wife by her side after she was locked up on the other side of the world.
Sainsbury, 27, is set to live between Australia and Colombia where she spent 27 months in jail after she was caught trying to smuggle 5.8kg of cocaine out of the South American country in April, 2017.
She was sentenced to six years in jail but was released early from the notoriously tough El Buen Pastor prison in Bogota in April, 2020.
Sainsbury was forced to stay in Colombia as part of her bail conditions but on Friday, more than five years after her humiliating arrest, she finally touched down on home soil.
More than five years after her humiliating arrest for drug cocaine, Cassie Sainsbury was the focus of a happier airport visit, at last touching down on home soil at Sydney airport, accompanied by her Colombian wife Tatiana
Sainsbury is seen walking through Sydney Airport on Friday after touching down from Colombia
Sainsbury's wife Tatiana wheeled the couple's luggage through the airport
She walked calmly and expressionless through Sydney airport, ignoring the questions from waiting media about how she felt to be home.
Sainsbury was seen carrying her smartphone in one hand and donned a stylish coat, ripped jeans and midriff top.
A dazzling wedding ring was also spotted on her hand.
The pair quickly got into a minivan waiting at the airport. Sainsbury didn't speak to camera crews nearby
Sainsbury, 27, walked briskly through Sydney airport, wearing a stylish coat, midriff top and ripped jeans, striding ahead of Tatiana, 34
The smartly-dressed Tatiana, sporting a sleeve tattoo and silver wristwatch, pushed the couple's luggage through the airport and also lifted their bags
Her smartly-dressed wife Tatiana, 34, who works as a computer technician, sported a sleeve tattoo and silver wrist watch as she pushed the couple's luggage through the airport.
A minivan was waiting for the couple as cameras snapped their every move.
Sainsbury is believed to have signed a lucrative deal to do a tell-all television interview with Ross Coulthart for Channel Seven's Spotlight, with the reporter seen helping loud her luggage into the van.
Sainsbury was wearing her cherished engagement ring as she walked through Sydney airport
The convicted drug smuggler is seen getting into a minivan outside the airport on Friday
Channel seven reporter Ross Coulthart was seen with Sainsbury and Tatiana at the airport
Although she is keen to get back to her tiny hometown of Yorketown, 90km from Adelaide, the former inmate previously told Daily Mail Australia that married life would probably involve living between Australia and Colombia.
'[Tatiana has] never been to Australia,' Sainsbury said.
'We'll probably end up between Australia and Colombia because obviously her family is here so it will be like, some time here, some time there type of thing.'
Sainsbury said her whirlwind romance with Tatiana, which began mid last year, was completely unexpected.
Sainsbury donned ripped jeans and a midriff after landing in Australia on Friday
Sainsbury is believed to have signed a lucrative deal to a tell-all television interview with Ross Coulthart for Channel Seven's Spotlight, with the reporter seen helping get her luggage into the van
'We had shared a group of friends and one night we went out for a birthday and we literally hit it off,' she said.
The pair quickly took their relationship to the next level with Tatiana getting down on one knee during a romantic beachfront dinner at Cartagena, Colombia in November.
At the time Sainsbury showed off her glitzy engagement ring on social media and posted about being flustered over trying to choose a wedding dress.
Sainsbury's wife Tatiana proposed to her last November. She is seen wheeling the pair's luggage through the airport
Friday marks the first time in five years Sainsbury has been in Australia
'She put a ring on it!' Sainsbury said of the engagement.