Home, from a drug nightmare

In Whorouly, with Mum, a much better place than locked in Malaysian prison

A FRESH START: Emma L’Aiguille is happy to be reunited and living with her mother in Whorouly. PHOTOS: Luke Plummer

A MOTHER of six who escaped the death penalty in Malaysia when drug trafficking charges against her were dropped, is now finding respite in Whorouly, four days after her return to Australia.

Emma L’Aiguille arrived in Melbourne on Monday afternoon after an 11 month ordeal in Malaysia, which included four months in prison over the trafficking of one kilogram of methamphetamine.

Ms L’Aiguille was cleared of all charges and was released from Malaysian prison on November 9 last year, after striking a plea deal to give evidence against her ex-boyfriend, which required her to stay in Malaysia until the court hearing last week.

She has now settled in Whorouly – with her mother – while she takes steps to get her life back on track, after battling a heroin addiction while in Malaysia.

“I’ll be here for a while,” Ms L’Aiguille told the Wangaratta Chronicle yesterday.

“I might possibly move to the city for work, there’s not much around here for me, I’ll need more things to do to keep myself busy.”

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