UPDATE 8:30PM AEST | SCHAPELLE Corby, now a free woman, has made her debut on social media where she is documenting each step of her deportation and trip back to the Australia to more than 45,000 followers.
The convicted drug smuggler, known in Bali as the “ganja [marijuana] queen”, broke her silence on an Instagram account which she set up on Friday night. News of the account only broke on Saturday afternoon.
The Gold Coast local first posted a picture of her smiling self with a flower crown and another paying tribute to her two beloved dogs Luna and May who she will be forced to leave behind on the island.
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“Going to miss these two. My puppies #Luna&May,” Corby wrote on Instagram.
Corby’s sister Mercedes was the first to respond: “Nawwww ❤,” she wrote.
Then, just minutes before she was ushered out of her Kuta villa and into a black 4WD, she posted a third photo, thanking her Bali family.
“Big thank you to my Bali family, neighbours and my brother inlaw Wayan. #realtime #abouttoleavwmyhomeof3years,” she wrote.
Corby then published a post of her parole papers as she headed to the parole board office for the last time.
The post was captioned: “Good bye to this parole paper work. Approching parole office for the last time.”
Then, after signing her release papers, Corby was ushered back into the black 4WD from where she posted a photo of her and her sister Mercedes as they made their way to the airport.
Corby’s Instagram account has gone viral, attracting more than 45,000 followers in the last three hours.
Corby is scheduled to land in Brisbane on Sunday morning. Read more here.