Judge knocks back deal that 22-year-old Australian struck with prosecutors for reduced jail term in return for naming those behind drug smuggling ring

Australian drug mule Cassie Sainsbury will stand trial for allegedly trying to smuggle nearly six kilograms of cocaine out of Colombia after a judge rejected a plea deal.

Judge Sergio Leon rejected the deal the 22-year-old Adelaide woman struck with Colombian prosecutors in July for a reduced jail term of six years in return for naming people behind a drug smuggling ring, Australian media outlets have reported.

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