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Cocaine Cassie Sainsbury slaps down troll who says to start a YouTube on ‘how to smuggle drugs’

Convicted cocaine smuggler Cassie Sainsbury bit a troll after she was struck by a wave of sarcastic suggestions when she asked her followers what advice to give social media fans.

Sainsbury was soon dubbed ‘Cocaine Cassie’ after she was caught in April 2017 when she tried to smuggle 5.8kg of cocaine from Colombia in headphones at the age of 22.

She was released in April 2020 to serve the remainder of her six-year sentence under house arrest in the Colombian capital, Bogota, as officials sought to reduce prison overcrowding during Covid.

Often using her freedom from prison to cash in on her newfound fame, Sainsbury asked her 15,000 followers on Monday for advice on starting a YouTube channel.

While she was given some good options, many followers used the question as an opportunity to troll the drug smuggler with a suggestion, “How to smuggle drugs and not get caught.”

But Sainsbury didn’t take the comment lying down and hit back at the follower.

‘Do you think you’re funny? That joke is getting a little old,” she said.

Sainsbury (pictured) told her social media followers about her time behind bars, saying she was exposed to 'the worst ways people treated each other' and forced to grow up a lot

Sainsbury (pictured) told her social media followers about her time behind bars, saying she was exposed to ‘the worst ways people treated each other’ and forced to grow up a lot

The social media post (pictured) shows the brief exchange between Sainsbury and the troll

The social media post (pictured) shows the brief exchange between Sainsbury and the troll

Sainsbury walked free from a Colombian prison in 2020 after being caught trying to leave Colombia with nearly 6kg of cocaine (pictured) hidden in headphone boxes in 2017

Sainsbury walked free from a Colombian prison in 2020 after being caught trying to leave Colombia with nearly 6kg of cocaine (pictured) hidden in headphone boxes in 2017

Sainsbury’s comments come a year after the ex-con announced she would be offering Spanish classes to people.

The 27-year-old perfected her Spanish during her three-year stay in Colombia’s infamous Buen Pastor prison.

Sainsbury maintained her innocence at her trial in 2017, saying she had evidence on her cell phone but couldn’t remember the PIN to access the information.

She said that during her time as a sex worker at Club 220, in Sydney’s west, she met a man who offered her a “courier” role; a “dark” job that led to her thwarted drug smuggling attempt.

She has always maintained that she thought she would only be transporting documents, not drugs, and only agreed to the job because she “needs the money.”

“I know how it sounds, because of course I accepted to get in for money, I needed money, but I wasn’t exactly like, I got there thinking, yes I’m going to start smuggling drugs, it wasn’t,” Sainsbury said .

In April 2017, Sainsbury flew from Adelaide to Bogota, via Guangzhou and Los Angeles.

Sainsbury was just 22 years old when she was arrested with 5.8 kilograms of cocaine hidden in her luggage at Bogota airport (pictured, arriving for a 2017 Bogota court hearing)

Sainsbury was just 22 years old when she was arrested with 5.8 kilograms of cocaine hidden in her luggage at Bogota airport (pictured, arriving for a 2017 Bogota court hearing)

In a hotel in the Colombian capital, she claimed to have met the ‘mastermind’ behind the plot, a Brazilian drug lord named ‘Angelo’.

Angelo reportedly threatened to kill all of Sainsbury’s loved ones if she didn’t consent to carrying the drugs, though she’s never been able to verify her claims.

In a live social media chat with her followers, she shared her experience in prison and what she had learned.

During her time behind bars, Sainsbury said she had been exposed to “the worst ways people treated each other”.

“I’ve seen people stabbed hundreds of times,” she said.

“There were knives in it. It’s absolutely terrible.’

The experience was an eye-opener for the 27-year-old, who said she was forced to “grow up a lot in prison.”

“There were a lot of people who were worse off than me…I learned to appreciate a lot of things,” she said. “I’ve learned a lot about myself, I’ve learned a lot about people… I’ve learned how to analyze people better.”

After her release, she continued with 60 Minutes and said she had become a stronger person after her ordeal.

“Everything I went through in prison, everything I learned, I wouldn’t change because it made me a stronger person, who I am now,” said Sainsbury.

Sainsbury married her friend Tatiana last March, where she was reunited for the first time in four years with her mother who flew over for the wedding.

Cassie Sainsbury (pictured) made headlines in Australia when she was caught in Colombia in April 2017 with nearly 6kg of cocaine

Cassie Sainsbury (pictured) made headlines in Australia when she was caught in Colombia in April 2017 with nearly 6kg of cocaine

Sainsbury was reunited with her mother (pictured) in Colombia last March for her wedding.

Sainsbury was reunited with her mother (pictured) in Colombia last March for her wedding.

Sainsbury married girlfriend Tatiana (pictured right with Sainsbury) last March, where she was reunited for the first time in four years with her mother who flew to Colombia for the wedding

Sainsbury married girlfriend Tatiana (pictured right with Sainsbury) last March, where she was reunited for the first time in four years with her mother who flew to Colombia for the wedding

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