Khala Sainsbury is whisked inside the jail by her minders. Picture: James Law/news.com.au
Khala Sainsbury is whisked inside the jail by her minders. Picture: James Law/news.com.au

Cocaine accused Cassie Sainsbury reunited with family

CASSIE Sainsbury's fiance, mother and sister have finally been granted access to the Colombian prison she's been locked up in for over a month.

The accused Australian drug smuggler's fiance, Scott Broadbridge, was reunited with her about 9.30 Monday morning, Colombian time, inside El Buen Pastor women's prison, Bogota.

Mr Broadbridge emerged out of a white van outside the jail, with a crew from Channel 7's Sunday Night filming his every move.

Scott Broadbridge enters El Buen Pastor women’s prison, where Cassie Sainsbury has been detained for more than a month. Picture: James Law/news.com.au
Scott Broadbridge enters El Buen Pastor women’s prison, where Cassie Sainsbury has been detained for more than a month. Picture: James Law/news.com.au

He spent about one hour behind bars with Ms Sainsbury before leaving the jail without comment.

Moments after he left, Ms Sainsbury's mother Lisa Evans and sister Khala Sainsbury entered the jail via the front gate, also spending about an hour inside.

They declined to answer questions from the waiting media.

Mr Broadbridge arrived in the Colombian capital on Thursday night but had been unable to gain access until Monday morning, with his efforts frustrated by paperwork.

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He was seen on Monday wearing a white shirt, trousers and large black sunglasses and holding a single red rose for his fiancee.

He declined to answer questions asked by news.com.au.

The status of Ms Sainsbury's legal case is unknown.

Her Colombian lawyer Orlando Herran - who she has chastised for discussing her case in the media - entered the jail on Monday morning. He told the waiting media that he was still representing Ms Sainsbury, but declined to make further comment.

Later in the morning, Ms Sainsbury's mother and sister were accompanied inside the jail by Australian lawyer Jay Williams.

Mr Broadbridge has signed a deal for an exclusive tell-all interview with the Channel 7 current affairs show, with Ms Sainsbury's blessing.

The South Australian, however, is unhappy with her mother and sister for signing a deal with Sunday Night's rival program, Channel 9's 60 Minutes, without her knowledge.

Ms Sainsbury told news.com.au on Saturday that she was "sorting out some stuff" with her mother and sister.

"It's just typical family drama," she said over a prison phone.

Cassandra Sainsbury during her detention with 5.8 kilos of cocaine at the International Airport the Dorado, in Bogota, Colombia.
Cassandra Sainsbury during her detention with 5.8 kilos of cocaine at the International Airport the Dorado, in Bogota, Colombia. EPA - Col Anti-narcotics Police

Ms Sainsbury is accused of attempting to smuggle out of Colombia 5.8 kilograms of cocaine found in her suitcase.
She maintains she had no idea the drugs were in her bag.

The cocaine was found inside 18 individually wrapped cases, which Ms Sainsbury said she thought contained headphones.

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