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    Three Canadians Caught in $30 Million Drug Bust on Cruise Ship in Australia



    Melina Roberge (L) and Isabelle Lagacé were arrested for allegedly smuggling $30 million worth of cocaine into Australia on Aug. 28. (Instagram/melinar___)


    Two women and one man were arrested on Sunday for smuggling over $30 million worth of cocaine into Australia on a cruise ship.
    Canadian nationals Melina Roberge, 23, Isabelle Lagacé, 28, and Andre Tamine, 63, were apprehended on Aug. 28 after a search of passenger cabins on the MS Sea Princess cruise ship by Australian Border Force (ABF) officers and detector dogs uncovered over 200 pounds of cocaine packed in suitcases.
    The recovery marks the largest amount of drugs seized off a cruise vessel coming into Australia, said the ABF.


    It’s not yet clear if Tamine was working with the two women.
    Australian officials worked in conjunction with the US Department of Homeland Security Investigations, New Zealand Customs Service, and the Canada Border Services Agency.



    Bags of cocaine found in the luggage of Canadian travelers on the MS Sea Princess cruise ship in Australia on Aug. 28, 2016. (The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection Service Image Library)


    In 2011, the Québec police noted that Canadian and Québec-based traffickers had an interest in Australia and its high cocaine prices due to the difficulty of getting it in the country, according to TheStar.com.
    “These syndicates should be on notice that the Australian Border Force is aware of all of the different ways they attempt to smuggle drugs into our country and we are working with a range of international agencies to stop them,” ABF Assistant Commissioner, Strategic Border Command, Clive Murray said in a news release.
    Canadian Border Service Agency identified the threesome as “high-risk travellers,” reported TheStar.com


    The first priority of Australia is the protection of its citizens and has made it its mission to stop prohibited drugs from entering the country.
    “The AFP [Australian Federal Police] is committed to working with its partner agencies to protect the community by stopping these dangerous drugs making their way to Australian communities, and bringing those responsible to justice,” AFP Assistant Commissioner Crime Operations Shane Connelly said.
    Roberge and Lagacé documented their two-month trip aboard the luxurious vessel on Instagram. During the last several weeks, photos of the bikini-clad pair soaking up the sun and culture in Chile, Ecuador, Peru, and Colombia dominated their social media feed.


    The three suspects’ journey across the globe began in Britain in early July and spanned several ports in the Caribbean, North America, and South America before it docked in Sydney Harbour on Sunday.
    The trio were charged with importing a commercial quantity of cocaine and could face life in prison.

    Three Canadians Caught in $30 Million Drug Bust on Cruise Ship in Australia




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    I wonder why there isn't a photo of the guy. Welp, they had the times of their lives before going to prison. They are mules.
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    Poor Austrailians.
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    *sings* Druuug Boat, soon we'll be making another run...The Drug Boat promises something for everyone...
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    and drugs...won't hurt anymore...it's a friendly snort, it's an open sore....

    it's drugs..welcome aboard, it's drugs!

    (why do I feel like I'm ripping off Mo here?)
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    LOL, they inspect for folks sneaking liquor and even bottled water and soda onboard - good luck with trying to get drugs on a cruise ship. LOL, dumbasses.
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    If I were the judge, I would give each of them a $200 fine and release them with a stern warning.

    They are too pretty for jail!
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    *still singing*

    send lawyers guns and money. the shit has hit the fan. hey!
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    So what are prisons like in Australia?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trixie View Post
    *still singing*

    send lawyers guns and money. the shit has hit the fan. hey!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sprynkles View Post
    So what are prisons like in Australia?
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    If I don't, will you not just tell?
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    Convicts arriving by boat. That's how we got started...

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    A reasonable bump. Sorry it's from Fox News. It was a sidebar article somewhere.

    Two Canadian cruise passengers who were arrested on drug smuggling charges in 2016 are finally copping to the crime.
    Melina Roberge, 24, and Andre Tamine, 63, have entered guilty pleas in connection with the Aug. 2016 incident, during which the Australian Border Force (ABF) seized more than 200 pounds of cocaine from the Princess Cruise cabins of Roberge, Tamine and Roberge’s traveling companion, Isabelle Lagacé, The Telegraph is reporting.

    Lagacé, a 29-year-old whom News.com.au identified as a former Canadian porn star, had pleaded guilty to smuggling the drugs and was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison in Nov. 2017.

    Roberge and Lagacé, dubbed the “cocaine babes” by the Australian and British media, had been traveling together on a 51-day Princess Cruise voyage from the U.K. to Australia aboard the Sea Princess.


    The ABF boarded the Sea Princess after identifying the three passengers as “high-risk travelers.” The ABF had reportedly been observing this particular ship due to the many ports of call between the U.K. and Sydney, according to the Telegraph.

    Roberge and her friends were identified as "high risk travelers" by the Australian Border Force (ABF) prior to their arrest. (Melina Roberge/Instagram

    Upon searching the ship, the ABF discovered 77 pounds of cocaine in Roberge and Lagacé’s shared cabin, and an additional 130 pounds in Tamine’s room. The drugs were estimated to be worth anywhere between $21.5 million and $30 million, making it Australia’s largest-ever drug seizure from a boating vessel or aircraft, the ABF said.




    The ABF found 77 pounds of cocaine in Roberge and Lagacé’s shared cabin, and an additional 130 pounds in a friend's room. (Australian Border Force)


    At her sentencing in November, Lagacé claimed she was smuggling the cocaine in order to pay off a $20,000 debt. She also expressed remorse for the crime.
    “It pains me to know that my defining years of womanhood will be spent in prison halfway around the world,” she stated at the time. “This will haunt me for the rest of my life.”
    What does anyone think about 4.5 years? After watching The Patty Hearst Story on CNN and how those SLA kidnapping, pipe bombing, murdering, raping animals did the time, completed their sentences and are free citizens. I can't help but think they are terrorists and kidnappers and should have had life sentences. That might be too much for smug attitudes and coke smuggling.


    'Cocaine babe' pleads guilty to smuggling drugs on Princess Cruise following sentencing of porn star friend | Fox News

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    They’re lucky they aren’t sentenced to death, or serving longer time like some countries give for drug smuggling.
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