10 Jul 2011

Laptop backs story, says family

3:28 pm on 10 July 2011

The family of a former public servant who is facing cocaine smuggling charges in Argentina, says her lawyers have found evidence from her laptop computer that backs up her story.

Sharon Armstrong was arrested in May with 5 kilograms of cocaine hidden in a secret compartment of a suitcase she had been given.

Ms Armstrong says she thought she was carrying documents for a man she had met on a dating website.

A family representative says her lawyers have yet to decide whether they will seek a defended court hearing.

A copy of Sharon Armstrong's laptop hard drive has been kept in New Zealand.