Australian woman Maria Exposto has been released on bail

Sydney grandmother accused of trying to import a kilo of methamphetamine is released on bail as a Malaysian judge found she was scammed by her online boyfriend.
A 54-year-old Sydney grandmother who avoided the death penalty in Malaysia over drug trafficking charges has been released on bail.

Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto was found not guilty last year of attempting to import more than a kilogram of crystal methamphetamine into Kuala Lumpur en route from Shanghai to Melbourne in 2014.

She was acquitted on December 27 after the judge found she was scammed by her online boyfriend and was unaware she was carrying the drugs.

But she remained in custody after prosecutors launched an appeal.  The mother of four was granted bail in a Malaysian court on Thursday, the ABC reports.

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