Interesting the way the NZ Herald continues to describe this person as a “former Wellington civil servant”. Do you think they’re trying to tell us something? Like civil servants frequently can’t be trusted. Naaah, no way the Herald would imply a simple truth like that.
Jailed Kiwi Sharon Armstrong knew she was carrying a secret parcel in a hidden compartment in her suitcase – but she is adamant she had no idea the parcel contained drugs. The surprise revelation came in an exclusive interview with the Herald on Sunday in Buenos Aires’ Unidad 31 prison.
Armstrong’s faint hopes of an early release from prison were dashed when Judge Daniel Petrone confirmed he would proceed with a full investigation at a private court appearance. In the interview yesterday, the former Wellington civil servant said she was tricked into believing she was taking a top secret business contract to a man in London that she had been dating online for six months.
“I know I have been incredibly stupid,” she said. “But I was in love with him. “He said that it was documents and a contract. I don’t know any more about it and I didn’t ask. I just thought it was really important and that the contract was worth a lot of money. “I know I am innocent, my family and friends know I am innocent. If you ask them, they will say my biggest fault is that I am too trusting.”