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Australian drug smuggler Schapelle Corby covered her head with a scarf gets on a car as she leaves the parole office in Bali, Indonesia, Saturday, May 27, 2017. Indonesia on Saturday deported Corby, whose trial and imprisonment on the tourist island of Bali mesmerized her homeland for more than a decade. She was arrested in 2004 after customs officers at Bali’s international airport found 4 kilograms (9 pounds) of marijuana inside her boogie board bag, sparking a media frenzy in Australia on par with America’s O.J. Simpson trial. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
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Australia’s most notorious drug smuggler returns from Bali

Australian drug smuggler Schapelle Corby covered her head with a scarf gets on a car as she leaves the parole office in Bali, Indonesia, Saturday, May 27, 2017. Indonesia on Saturday deported Corby, whose trial and imprisonment on the tourist island of Bali mesmerized her homeland for more than a decade. She was arrested in 2004 after customs officers at Bali’s international airport found 4 kilograms (9 pounds) of marijuana inside her boogie board bag, sparking a media frenzy in Australia on par with America’s O.J. Simpson trial. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

SYDNEY (AP) — One of Australia’s most notorious criminals has returned home more than 12 years after she was convicted of smuggling marijuana to Indonesia’s tourist island of Bali.

Schapelle Corby landed in the eastern Australian city of Brisbane on Sunday morning. Indonesian officials deported her Saturday night after she officially completed her parole.

Corby’s case has mesmerized Australians since she was arrested in 2004 when customs officers at Bali’s airport found 4 kilograms (9 pounds) of marijuana inside her boogie board bag. Her court saga sparked a media frenzy in Australia on par with America’s O.J. Simpson trial.

Corby has thus far managed to evade the throngs of journalists who staked out the airport in Brisbane and her family’s home.

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