Schapelle Corby lands in Australia

How Will Schapelle Corby Cope Back In Australia After 13 Years In Bali Jail?

In a statement from Schapelle which was read by a member of her security team, she thanked her supporters in Australia and Bali and asked for privacy.

But Ms Rose, who has not seen Schapelle in person for two years, is thrilled she is coming home.

She was also reportedly visited by her hired bodyguard, who has worked for stars such as Roger Federer and Lady Gaga.

Mercedes Corby shields her sister Schapelle, who has her face covered, in the vehicle taking her to the parole office.

A "drill", the media told, for what was to come that afternoon. The rest is the stuff of tele-movies, books, TV specials and endless column inches of newspapers.

The 39-year-old, accompanied by her sister Mercedes, arrived on a Malindo Air flight that landed at 5.09am after being deported from Bali 12-and-a-half years after she was caught with 4.1kg of marijuana in her boogie board bag.

Corby's conviction and release from jail was chaotic and so was her release yesterday. It is believed that Corby will be boarding a 10:10 P.M. Virgin flight to Brisbane. Her sister Mercedes lives on the Gold Coast, while her mother lives in Loganlea, south of Brisbane.

Schapelle Corby is a photograph taken by author Tony Wilson.

In 2014 Seven's Sunday Night found its big exclusive, meant to be the first interview as Schapelle was released on parole, was thwarted after the Indonesian government placed a ban on interviewing her, leaving veteran journalist Mike Willesee to rely on a rather less enticing interview with Mercedes.

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Corby then headed to the airport, pursued all the way by a massive Australian press pack, who broadcast every moment live to the millions who have followed her case for years. "She can run, walk, eat, so, no problem".

Her steadfast proclamations of innocence and well-documented fight with mental illness in prison generated much sympathy in Australia, where she was often depicted as the victim of a conspiracy.

ABC News reported that Schapelle Corby's home will receive extra police protection ahead of her long-awaited return home.

The beauty school dropout was arrested in 2004 at the Indonesian resort island's airport with marijuana stashed in her surfing gear, and sentenced to 20 years in jail. "She's going to be recognised for sure like Lindy Chamberlain for the rest of her life".

After being released from the Bali jail, Corby has chose to turn to Instagram to tell her side of the story and report her own release.

Her father, Michael, passed away in 2008 from prostate cancer.

"I'm sure it was be far worse when she gets home".

Corby emerged from her Kuta home with an image of the missing boy prominently displayed on her handbag, which she used to shield her face from the hundreds of cameras and journalists. When she was in jail, Mercedes brought her a puppy called Stanley - "one of the puffball dogs that old people usually have".

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