From an Argentinean jail, Sharon Armstrong describes the moment she realised there was cocaine concealed in her bag, in an exclusive two-part Campbell Live report that screens Monday 30 May and Tuesday 31 May, at 7pm on 3.
In an interview with Mihingarangi Forbes recorded in the Buenos Aires jail Unidad 31 where Armstrong is being held, the former public servant describes how she met her online lover, the arrest at Ezeiza airport, her defence strategy and the reunion with her daughter and sister.
The interview is the full account of what happened in her words.
Forbes and Campbell Live’s John Fleming also spent a week in Buenos Aires with Armstrong’s family, who talk about seeing Sharon for the first time, the conditions in the prison and the tough decisions ahead.
Forbes says she and Armstrong spoke off camera about recent events in New Zealand, and she was able to update the jailed Kiwi with news of mutual friends and colleagues.
“Leaving the prison was sad knowing regardless of whether she wins or loses, she will remain there for a very long time,” says Forbes. “The prison is cold and dark, and the cockroaches are huge.”