You need to add she owed tens of thousands of dollars for her failed business and she was caught because of a tip off from th US DEA because she showed signs of classic mule behaviour. I highly doubt she’s a victim.
At 1st I wondered why would anyone smuggle dope into a country where its offered on every street corner in broad daylight (I had no idea about hydro or any other variant). Then I wondered how such an obvious stash made it through customs at Brisbane then Sydney airports. Added to that the investigation into baggage handlers made me believe the case, at the very least, deserved to be formally investigated locally. Then it became a bit of a political football with Indonesia keen to show it was in control & they made an example of her IMHO. As more of the case came out it looked more & more like she was guilty or possibly covering for her brother (his boogie board wasn’t it?) &/or sister but still the amount of time she served does seem excessive. In general I have little to no sympathy for drug smugglers or for that matter people who deliberately flaunt the laws of any country they are in. I just personally would have liked a bit less politics & a bit more transparency in the whole case.
She wasn’t smuggling drugs into Columbia, she was taking them out via London & HK, then on to Sydney. This was after USA DEA tipped off local police about her, going into the country and they waited for her.
Way to sus, along with other things mentioned while in the country, could easily believe corruption in South America, but not so much the yanks on something like this.
And as mentioned above, I believe Corby was guilty, at the very least she covered for family.