Glam drug smuggler ‘Cocaine Cassie’ engaged to female lover months after meeting

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Cassie Sainsbury, better known as "Cocaine Cassie" has just opened up about her recent engagement to her female Colombian partner.

The 25-year-old woman who made headlines back in 2017, when she was caught transporting drugs in Colombia, is set to marry Tatiana, a 33-year-old computer technician from Bogota.

The two women met on May 26 this year, and have not looked back since.

Speaking with Daily Mail Australia, Cassie recounted their love story.

"It was a really unexpected relationship. We had shared a group of friends and one night we went out for a birthday and we literally hit it off."

Shortly after dating for five months, Tatiana took their relationship to the next level.

Cassie said: "She put a ring on it!"

She continued: "She'd been planning for a while trying to find a ring that she thought was perfect for me and in the end, she found it. She took me to Cartagena and organised a small, romantic dinner at a cosy little restaurant on the beachfront. She asked me to marry her there."

After being infamously caught smuggling 5.8kg of cocaine into Colombia in April 2017, "Cocaine Cassie" spent three years in Bogota’s El Buen Pastor prison.

Despite Cassie’s troubled past, Tatiana – who was unaware of her fiancé’s convictions until now – still decided to pursue a relationship with her.

"I shared everything with her about everything," Cassie explained.

She continued: "Basically, Tatiana said she wasn't going to judge me on my past, she was really mature about the whole situation.

"I feel like I'm the happiest I've ever been.

"It's nice to feel like I can be myself with no judgement from someone who is always there for me."

The two lovebirds have been preparing for their wedding since, as Cassie is currently unable to return home.

Despite wanting to return to her hometown of Adelaide in Australia, the felon still has to complete the remainder of her sentence on parole, while living in a flat in Chapinero, a Suburb in Bogota.

Moreover, the Colombian legal system has seen some delays caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

"We'll get married and then the plan is to go back home for a while, sort things out there, see my family and then make a decision about what the big plan will be," Cassie explained.

She went on to reveal that her fiancée had never been to Australia before and that they will probably "end up" living "between Australia and Colombia".

Cassie had come out as a lesbian when she first became engaged to a fellow female inmate, named Joli Pico.

"It has always been something there, I had relationships like that in Australia… but not as serious," she revealed.

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