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Sister of Australian drug mule Corby says sorry to Indonesia for interview

Published on Mar 6, 2014 8:35 AM
 
Mercedes Corby (centre) speaks to the press on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on Feb 7, 2014. Ms Corby on March 6, 2014 apologised to Indonesia for an interview that sparked calls for her sibling to be thrown back in jail. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP 

SYDNEY (AFP) - The sister of Australian drug mule Schapelle Corby on Thursday apologised to Indonesia "from the bottom of my heart" for an interview that sparked calls for her sibling to be thrown back in jail.

Australia's Channel Seven aired a documentary last Sunday in which Ms Mercedes Corby suggested her sister had been set up, claiming the drugs she was caught with "could have been from Indonesia".

It included footage of Schapelle Corby as she was whisked from jail in a van after her release on parole last month, and showed a candid video of the first moments back with her family.

The documentary angered the Indonesian authorities, who suggested Corby was seeking to profit from her crime. There has been unconfirmed speculation of a lucrative deal with Channel Seven, which the broadcaster has denied.

 
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