Accused Drug Mules Post Selfies Before Arrest

September 1, 2016

Two Canadian women have been arrested after a cruise ship raid in Australia allegedly netted some $23 million worth of cocaine, with the discovery following a series of stops that included the waters off Bermuda, with the accused documenting their trip on Instagram.

A Daily Mail story said, “Two Canadian women accused of smuggling over $30 million [US $23 million] worth of cocaine into Sydney on a cruise ship documented their lavish holiday on social media before their arrest at the weekend.”

A photo posted by @melinar___ on

“Melina Roberge, 23, and Isabelle Lagacé, 28, were on the Sea Princess cruise, which started in Britain and visited Canada, USA, Colombia, Peru and Auckland all before arriving in Australia on Sunday.”

“The pair, along with co-accused Andre Tamine, 63, fronted a Sydney court on Monday after they were caught allegedly attempting to import 95kg [200lb] of cocaine into the country.”


“The trio, who are all from Quebec, are now facing life in prison after being charged with one count each of ‘import commercial quantity of border controlled drug.’”

The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection said, “A joint operation between the Australian Border Force [ABF] and the Australian Federal Police [AFP], in cooperation with the US Department of Homeland Security Investigations [HSI], New Zealand Customs Service [NZCS] and the Canada Border Services Agency [CBSA] has resulted in the seizure of approximately 95 kilograms of cocaine from a Cruise Ship in Sydney and the arrest of three Canadian nationals on drug importation charges.”

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  1. Jus' Wonderin' says:

    One last vacation before life in prison….sounds good to me. NOT! lmfao

  2. UmJustSaying says:

    -25 years ago-”remember when we too those selfies”, now 48,53 yrs old

  3. Pablo says:

    Boat stopped in Columbia… nuff said

  4. The Original Truth™ says:

    Maybe if BDA customs stopped focusing on catching those bringing in plant material they would be as successful as the Ausies catching hard drug smugglers. Then again profits made on gold chains and beamers would be reduced on island if they did.

  5. JAWS says:

    Feeling very sorry for these beautiful kid’s parents. As a father their life is over.

  6. codfish says:

    Not to be sniffed at

  7. Widget says:

    Two very good looking woman with no brains. Seems they’ll have the rest of there lives to ponder this dumb move.