Girls Face $30million Drug Smuggle Charges And They Instagram The Whole Trip

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Three Canadian cruise ship passengers have been arrested after allegedly smuggling 95 kilos of cocaine in their luggage from Australia.

Their Instagram holiday snaps were normal, which makes all of this all the more strange.


Andre Tamine, 63, Isabelle Lagace, 28, and Melina Roberge, 22, were caught with $30 million (£18 million) worth of narcotics when they arrived back home.


The MS Sea Princess, operated by California-based Princess Cruises, docked in Sydney on Monday.

Australian Border Force commander Tim Fitzgerald claims that 35 kilograms of cocaine were found in suitcases in the cabin that the two young women shared, and 60 kilograms were found in the man's luggage in a different cabin.


Clive Murray, assistant commissioner of strategic border command with the Australian Border Force, spoke about international drug syndicates. He said: "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."


If convicted, they could face life sentences. All three of them will remain in custody until their next court appearance on October 26.

Mel Ramsay

Mel Ramsay is the Senior Journalist at PRETTY52 but has worked at LADbible Group as part of the LADbible editorial team since 2015. She started her career writing obituaries and funeral guides online. Since then, her work has been published in a wide variety of national and local news sites. She is part of the BBC's Generation project and has spoken about young people, politics and mental health on television, radio and online.

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