MELINA Roberge’s Instagram account reads simply: “Currently travelling”. But that’s not entirely really the truth.
Three Canadians are behind bars in Sydney after being charged with smuggling 95kg of cocaine into the country aboard a cruise ship, in what authorities say is a record haul.
The trio have been charged with importing drugs and are due in court this week.
The 22-year-old Canadian spent almost two months in paradise throughout July and August. On her social media accounts, she shared pictures drinking from coconuts and posing in front of turquoise waters in her bikini.
With 95 kilograms of cocaine stuffed into their suitcases, these three Canadian nationals did not have much room for clean underwear or spare toothbrushes. Following an international joint operation targeting drug smuggling syndicates, our detector dogs boarded a cruise ship in Sydney and sniffed out the narcotics. The huge haul represents a record for drugs seized off a cruise vessel coming into Australia.
Cops sent sniffer dogs onto the MS Sea Princess, a massive cruise ship which carries 2,000 people on round-the-world trips from the UK to Australia.
They found 95 kilos of cocaine stashed in suitcase in a passenger cabin – one of the biggest single drug seizures in Australia’s history.