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Cassie Sainsbury: Decision Due For Accused Drug Mule's Plea Deal

A judge will decide on Thursday whether to accept Cassie Sainsbury's plea deal to cut her jail time.

02/11/2017 12:48 AM AEDT | Updated 02/11/2017 12:48 AM AEDT
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Sainsbury is facing 30 years in jail after she was caught trying to fly out of Bogota with 5.8 kilograms of cocaine.

A Colombian judge will soon decide if accused Australian drug mule Cassie Sainsbury can reduce her jail time to six years.

A Bogota court was told last October that both the prosecution and defence had agreed to the deal.

A judge is expected to announce a decision early on Thursday (AEDT).

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If it's accepted it could mean Sainsbury could be released after just 18 months, with time already served and good behaviour taken into account.

Sainsbury was facing 30 years in jail after she was caught trying to fly out of Bogota's El Dorado International Airport in April with 5.8 kilograms of cocaine stuffed into 18 headphones hidden in her luggage, following a tip-off from the US Drug Enforcement Agency.

An earlier plea deal was rejected in August.

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