Schapelle Corby: The Infamous Australian Smuggler Is Going Home
After almost a decade behind bars, Schapelle Corby is finally returning to the Gold Coast in May. Watch the video to see what she’s doing until then.
After almost a decade behind bars, Schapelle Corby will finally be returning to the Gold Coast in May. In 2005, Corby received a conviction for smuggling 4.2 kilos of cannabis into Bali. Now, with six months left on her sentence to serve, the 39-year-old is looking forward to coming home. Although it’s unclear as to what her plans are, her sister Mercedes says it’s nice to wait and see what happens. Be sure to check out the video below to hear about what she’s doing in the meantime.
Schapelle Corby is returning to the Gold Coast
In 2005, Schapelle Corby was caught smuggling 4.2 kilos of cannabis into Bali. Despite Corby protesting her innocence throughout the trial, the 39-year-old spent almost a decade in prison.
However, there is now confirmation of her release date, which is May 27, 2017, according to News Corp. Therefore, Corby gets to call the Gold Coast home once again.
Although her plans aren’t necessarily clear, indications point out that she will be joining her sister Mercedes. Moreover, there’s a possibility that she will be working at Mercedes’s new Coolangatta bar, Laneway Dining and Bar.
According to Mercedes, the bar is a family business. However, it’s unclear as to where Corby will fit in there,
No, we don’t really talk about that stuff. We’ll wait to see what happens. For now it’s just nice to wait and see what happens when it gets closer to her coming home.
In February of 2014, Corby became the first Australian to be granted parole in Bali and the second in Indonesia.
Upon release, it is suspected that Corby will be deported immediately from Indonesia and back to the Gold Coast.