NAME: Nicole Aurdahl
LOCATION: Oslo, Norway
STATUS: On Trial.
HER CASE: Nicole was living in Bolivia with her now ex-boyfriend, Augusto Toro-Blacutt, at the time when Madelaine Rodriguez, Stina Brendemo and Christina Øygarden were caught at the airport attempting to smuggle drugs. Back in Norway, Nicole was put in solitary confinement for eight months, until her ex boyfriend Augusto was detained in Bolivia. She is one of the four going to trial in Oslo, together with Christina Øygarden. Minutes after the girls were arrested, Nicole sent an SMS to Madelaine saying, “The less you talk, the better. Grab the responsible one. Tell him that you have money, that’s what they want, but talk to the responsible alone, not with the other ones. Use everything you can: sex, money, everything.” Nicole is accused of being one of the ringleaders, and faces 12 years in prison.
HER TESTIMONY: Nicole says she knew the three girls were in Bolivia to traffic cocaine; however she claims that she had no involvement in this case. “Does knowing make me guilty?” Nicole asks.
MEDIA PORTRAYAL: Nicole hasn’t been identified by the Norwegian press, she is known in the media as “The Actress”, because of her leading role on a film. Nicole’s father died when she was a child and her mother is mentally ill. She has grown up in orphanages and seventeen different foster homes. Nicole is studying to become a lawyer.