Enchanting ex-wife of horse trainer accused of importing cocaine covers her face after she leaves the court for refusing her cornered husband
- High profile racehorse owner Damion Flower refused bail in Central Local Court
- Accused of helping smuggle 55 pounds of cocaine on commercial flights
- His ex-wife Camilla covered cameras while she left on Thursday
- His lawyer Chris Watson told reporters that they can appeal to the Supreme Court
The former wife of a high profile racehorse owner accused of importing cocaine covered her face when she left the court shortly after he was bailed.
Damion Flower, 47, was left at the Sydney Central Court on Thursday a magistrate said the strong drug smuggling against him seemed to show that he & # 39; supervision actions & # 39; had made.
Flower, whose commitment to a series of racehorses includes the Australian champion stallion Snitzel, is accused of smuggling more than 55 pounds of cocaine in black duffel bags through Sydney airport.
Camilla Flower (right) covered her face from the cameras when she left on Thursday
The lawyer of the former baggage handler has previously told reporters that Flower intends not to plead guilty to the six violations.
Magistrate Robert Williams noted that the Flower family had offered more than $ 3 million as a bail.
The magistrate said, however, that he struggled to balance that with the power of the prosecution, the seriousness of the charges and the large amount of drugs recovered.
Camilla Flower was in Central Local Court where her ex-husband Damion was refused the deposit
Magistrate Williams said that 56 kg of drugs were recovered in the two cases in which prosecutors say they have a particularly strong case against Flower.
& # 39; With regard to each of the (six) offenses in court, there appears to be a direct connection with Flower's actions, & # 39; he said.
Mr. Williams said the prosecutors claimed that Flower used the coded language on a misplaced telephone and that & # 39; general supervision actions … can be deduced from the facts & # 39 ;.
The magistrate emphasized the case of the Crown was not yet certified evidence, nor was he guilty of Flower.
The 47-year-old raced to the forefront in racing with Group One-winning horse Snitzel, who is now the Australian champion stallion and takes $ 40 million a year in service costs.
Since its foundation, he has had a training facility in the northwestern outskirts of Sydney for his stable of racehorses.
But the magistrate said he was not satisfied. Flower & # 39; s need to attend his racing activities was reason enough to release the accused drug smuggler.
Camilla Flower (right) was comforted Thursday in the public gallery at the Central Local Court in Sydney after her ex-husband Damion Flower was refused the deposit
Mr. Williams also rejected a claim by Bloem's lawyer, Chris Watson, that a trial cannot begin before mid-2020 saying that the case was not complex and it could be ready for trial early start year.
Mr. Watson told reporters outside the court that he thought the release case was convincing and that they could appeal to the Supreme Court.
& # 39; I would think this is inevitable where we should consider going, & # 39; he said.
Flower, wearing green prisons and appearing via a video link, said & # 39; Thank you, your honor & # 39; when his former wife, Camilla, was comforted in the public gallery.
He is the next to appear on July 17 via a video link at the same court.
Damion Flower (pictured with esteemed horse snitzel) stands for six counts of import commercial quantities of border control drug
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