The Dom-Post this morning though throws in a curve-ball; check this out:
Sharon Armstrong was carrying four driver's licences when she was arrested in Argentina accused of trying to smuggle out five kilograms of cocaine.
Ms Armstrong, who has claimed she was duped into diverting to Buenos Aires simply to pick up some documents, had spent more than a week in the city.
She checked in just one locally made suitcase for her flight to London to meet a man she had been dating online.
Police confiscated personal effects, including an iPhone, passport, Farmers card and Argentinian, Australian and United States cash. They also found four driver's licences and a piece of paper listing Hotel Caoca, where Ms Armstrong is believed to have stayed in Buenos Aires.
There are two rather salient questions raised by the above:
- Why was Ms Armstrong carrying four driver's licences, and
- Why would she discard any luggage she carried from New Zealand to take a different suitcase onto her London-bound flight?
We can understand that those who support Ms Armstrong want to see her home at the earliest possible opportunity. After reading what we've read today however, we're finding it difficult to have too much sympathy. Ms Armstrong seems to have made some bad choices, and is now facing the consequences.