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‘Cocaine babe’ plead guilty to smuggling drugs on the Princess Cruise after the conviction of a porn star friend

Melina Roberge (left) pleaded guilty to charges arising from her 2016 arrest. Roberge’s companion, Isabelle Lagacé, a former porn actress, was already sentenced in November.

(Melina Roberge/Instagram)

Two Canadian cruise passengers who were arrested on drug trafficking charges in 2016, finally copping to the crime.

Melina Roberge, 24, and Andre Tamine, 63, entered guilty funds in connection with the Aug. 2016 incident, during which the Australian Border Force (ABF) seized more than 200 kilograms of cocaine from the Princess Cruise cabins of Roberge, Tamine and Roberge’s companion, Isabelle Lagacé, The Telegraph is reporting.

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Lagacé, a 29-year-old man who the 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, both from Quebec, were traveling together on a 51-day Princess Cruise from the uk to Australia.

(Melina Roberge/Instagram)

Roberge and Lagacé, also known as the “cocaine babes” by the Australian and British media had been traveling together on a 51-day Princess Cruise trip from england to Australia aboard the Sea Princess.

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

Roberge and her friends were identified as “high-risk traveller” by the Australian Border Force (ABF) prior to their arrest.

(Melina Roberge/Instagram)

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In the search of the ship, the ABF discovered 77 pounds of cocaine in Roberge and Lagacé’s shared cabin, and an extra 130 pounds in Tamine the room. The drugs were estimated at a value somewhere between $21.5 million and $30 million, making it Australia’s largest ever drug seizure of a boat, ship or aircraft, ABF said.

The ABF found 77 pounds of cocaine in Roberge and Lagacé’s shared cabin, and an extra 130 pounds in a friend’s room.

(Australian Border Force)

At her sentencing in November, Lagacé claimed she was the smuggling of cocaine to pay off a $20,000 debt. They also expressed regret for his crime.

“It hurts me to know that my defining year of the woman will be spent in the prison on the other side of the world,” she stated at the time. “This will haunt me for the rest of my life.”

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Roberge and Tamine are scheduled to be sentenced later, in 2018, the Evening Standard reported.

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