Cassie Sainsbury set to marry in 'lavish' prison ceremony

Jailed drug mule Cassie Sainsbury will marry her fianc?? Scott Broadbridge in jail in a 2018 ceremony that the couple's celebrity agent said would be "lavish" and "great exposure".

Sainsbury, 22, is serving a six-year sentence in Colombia's El Buen Pastor prison for trying to smuggle 5.8 kilograms of cocaine out of Bogota airport hidden in packages of headphones.

Broadbridge, who was not with Sainsbury in Colombia, was engaged to her when she was caught. He had maintained that he would stand by her "no matter how long it takes".

Sainsbury was recently granted permission to hold her nuptials behind bars and the traditional ceremony is expected to take place in the middle of next year.

The couple's celebrity agent, Max Markson, told Adelaide's Advertiser that he expected a who's who of Australian designers to create her dress.

"It's going to be a special event and will attract attention across the country ... that's great exposure," Markson said.

He said he couldn't disclose any more details of the wedding but he expected it to be an intimate affair of family, jail wardens and friends she has made in the foreigner's wing of the Bogota prison.

The Advertiser reported that no TV or magazine deal was in place but Markson was "confident" of negotiating one.

Sainsbury negotiated a plea deal in November and was sentenced to six years, a surprisingly lenient sentence. She could be in for as little as three years if she displays good behaviour. She was also fined $140,000.

She has reportedly been teaching English in prison.

The former sex worker changed her story several times after her arrest. Most recently, she told 60 Minutes that she thought she had accepted a job as a legitimate courier transporting documents for $US10,000 plus flights, but the plans changed at the last minute.

She was sent to Colombia where a "mastermind" known only as Angelo threatened via WhatsApp to kill her mum, sister and fiance if she did not transport his drugs. However, she couldn't remember how to unlock her mobile phone to show the WhatsApp messages.

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