Two women could be facing life in prison for allegedly smuggling cocaine worth $22 million during a cruise which they documented in a series of glamorous snaps of social media. Isabelle Lagace, 28, and 23-year-old Melina Roberge were arrested in Australia on suspicion of importing 95kg of cocaine. The Canadians, who are charged alongside André Tamine, 63, were allegedly caught by sniffer dogs with the drugs in their suitcases. The pair, who posted pictures online throughout the two-month journey, were arrested when the MS Sea Princess reached Sydney harbour.
Traveling is one thing … But traveling with an open mind, ready to taste everything, see everything, learn everything and get yourself out of your comfort zone .. Is probably the best therapy and lesson ever
Melina Roberge on her Instagram account
Images posted by the women show them in New York, South America, London and French Polynesia. There are pictures with local children in Peru, in colourful cobblestone laneways in Chile, walking the streets of Columbia, drinking from coconuts in Tahiti and getting tattoos in French Polynesia. The tattoo photo is captioned with “#dumbanddumber”. However, they did not quite make the end of the trip - they were collared on day 51 of the 68-day cruise. All three will appear in court on Monday.
I used to be afraid to get out of my little town and now I feel like I don’t want to see that little town anymore cause it’s beautiful out there and it’s sooo worth it