"Who cares!?" - Neil Mitchell slams media's coverage of Schapelle Corby

Marco Green
May 29, 2017

The convicted drug dealer flew back into Australia at the weekend after serving her jail term in Bali.

Corby served nine years of her sentence in prison, and three years on probation, which she spent under house arrest in Kuta, Bali.

Fellow travellers arriving at Brisbane from Bali witnessed the operation to return Ms Corby home under the radar.

On arrival she was whisked away from Brisbane Airport under the cover of early-morning darkness without detection.

Convicted drug smuggler Schapelle Corby arrived in Australia on Sunday after completing a twelve-and-a-half-year sentence for smuggling marijuana to Indonesia, a case which received huge media attention and soured ties between the two countries.

Schapelle Corby spent almost 10 years in jail in Bali.

She said when high-profile passengers arrive at the airport appropriate measures are taken to cope with these situations.

Corby always insisted the drugs had been planted in her bag, and most Australians initially believed her story.

She dodged media in a bizzare chain of events from a last minute flight change, to media decoys.

Australia's Seven Network spoke with passengers on Corby's flight.

'To all those in Australia and to all of those in Bali, who were there throughout the hard journey, your support has not gone unnoticed, ' the statement, read by one of her security team Eleanor Whiteman, said. I don't know where she went.

"I realise there's interest but why, oh why".

Rose did not respond when asked about her daughter's whereabouts.

She has used the account to thank her family and post shots of the media following her on way home. Her lawyers stressed that the Gold Coast native was a victim of a large drug-trafficking outfit running baggage handling scheme, ABC Australia reported.

The day of drama was a fitting finale to a story that has fascinated the Australian public like few others in recent times.

Hundreds of police were deployed to provide security on Saturday, as Australia media descended on Bali en masse ahead of her homecoming. She has already amassed more than 100,000 followers on the social media platform. She eventually exhausted all avenues of appeal open to her under Indonesian laws.

Thousands of Australians have voiced their disgust and displeasure over the media coverage of the convicted drug smuggler, and now one of the biggest voices in Australian media is joining the chorus.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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