Drug smuggler Cocaine Cassie slams troll after trying to start YouTube channel

Glamorous convicted drug smuggler Cocaine Cassie bit back at a troll who made a jibe about her conviction with an "old joke".

The Australian, real name Cassie Sainsbury was jailed in Colombia for trying to smuggle 5.8kg of cocaine out of the country in 18 sets of headphones in 2017, aged just 22.

Now, aged 27, Cassie is tying to capitalise on her story, and revealed on Monday that she aims to start a YouTube channel.

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On an Instagram Live she asked her 15k followers for advice on starting a YouTube channel.

Inevitably, one person responded with: "How to smuggle drugs and not get caught."

But Sainsbury didn't take the comment lying down and delivered the retort: "You think you're funny? That joke is kinda getting old."

She was released in 2020 after serving half of her six-year sentence and has been consistently in the news since.

In May, Sainsbury answered a series of questions on her Instagram livestream, including one about previous fiancé, Australian bodybuilder Scott Broadbridge.

The convicted drug smuggler explained to viewers that she would be heading home quickly after her probation was up, to return to her new wife, Tatiana, a Colombian computer technician.

Speaking on the livestream, Sainsbury said: "I'm excited to go back (to Australia), yes, don't get me wrong, (but) my life is pretty much here in Colombia.

"I'm starting a new English school, I'm married, I'm projecting myself in the best way possible.

"But, I'm excited to come back… because I feel like until I go back home I'm never going to be able to close that chapter."

Sainsbury added: "I'm excited to see my family, excited to eat a meat pie, because here they don't have one. Iced coffee, I mean they have Starbucks here but, it's not the same as Farmer's Union Iced Coffee."

Sainsbury has been teaching English in the South American country and married a woman known only as Tatiana, replacing previous girlfriend Joli Pico, who she met while in Buen Pastor prison at Bogota, Colombia.

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Since her release from prison, Sainsbury has also said she was working on a "project" to help "low income families," Daily Mail reports.

Speaking on her Instagram livestream, she said: "Ever since I've been here, I've always had this project that I started working on inside (gaol) which is to offer English to low income families, to people who are in prison, to the families of these people."

Fans also heard that Sainsbury had finished a first draft of her novel, a telling of "everything that has happened from start to finish".


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