First glimpse of Cassie Sainsbury in her jail cell

THE first pictures have emerged of accused drug smuggler Cassie Sainsbury in her Colombian jail cell.

Sainsbury was jailed a month ago after allegedly being caught with almost 6kg of cocaine in her suitcase as she prepared to fly out of Bogota airport.

On Monday, Channel Nine released the first photos of the 22-year old in her jail cell in El Buen Pastor prison.

Cassie Sainsbury in her cell in El Buen Pastor prison.
Cassie Sainsbury in her cell in El Buen Pastor prison. Channel 9

The picture shows Sainsbury wearing a floral print dress alongside an unidentified fellow female prison who isn't named.

Sainsbury is smiling in the picture and appears to be in good health despite her family's fears for her safety and reports she has been crying every day since her arrest.

The fiance of accused drug mule Cassandra Sainsbury hopes to travel to Colombia soon to see the 22-year-old.

Scott Broadbridge says Ms Sainsbury is finding her situation "extremely stressful".

"She is concerned about the conditions of the jail which are not ideal and it is very difficult for her not knowing anyone in the country," he said. "I hope to get over there soon and I hope that we are able to prove her innocence.

"Cass is the delight of my life. I know that she is not involved in the drug trade.

"I know that she was not deliberately taking drugs or carrying drugs." Ms Sainsbury's Australian lawyer Stephen Kenny is exploring the "full details of why she went to Colombia, how she got there and who paid for her ticket." Mr Kenny said an issue of "some significance" was the name of the cleaning company the woman was said to be working for at the time of her arrest, which is something under investigation.

Ms Sainsbury was detained at El Dorado International Airport on April 12 after 5.8 kilograms of cocaine was allegedly found hidden inside 18 headphone boxes in her suitcase.

She is being held in Bogota's El Buen Pastor women's jail and reportedly told a Colombian lawyer that she was tricked and given the headphones by a man she knew only by Angelo or Tom.

The man offered to buy her the headphones for a cheap price and brought them to her at the airport.

Accused drug mule Cassandra Sainsbury has asked the Australian government to help cover her legal costs as she fights drug smuggling charges in Colombia.

Ms Sainsbury was detained at Bogota's El Dorado International Airport on April 12 after 5.8 kilograms of cocaine was allegedly found hidden inside 18 headphone boxes in her suitcase.

Her Bogota lawyer Orlando Herran has told News Corp that the 22-year-old South Australian applied for financial assistance last week.

"They are looking for state funds in Australia for the legal costs, so she was signing a form for that, to put before the government there," Mr Herran said.

News Corp Australia


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