Young bikini babes publish photos of themselves while traveling on $20,000 cruise with $23 million in smuggled cocaineBy Mason White 7:23 AM September 2, 2016
|Melina Roberge and Isabelle Lagace|
By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) Two bikini babes were arrested on a charge of drug smuggling after being caught with a large quantity of cocaine as they arrived in Australia, according to police.
A joint operation between the Australian Border Force and the Australian Federal Police, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations, New Zealand Customs Service, and the Canada Border Services Agency, has resulted in the seizure of approximately 95 kilograms of cocaine from a cruise ship in Sydney.
On Sunday, officers boarded the $20,000 per ticket cruise ship as it anchored in Sydney Harbour, and with the assistance of detector dogs, searched a number of passenger cabins on the ship.
During this search, approximately 95 kilograms of cocaine was located. They were all packed in suitcases. The value of the drugs are $23 million.
Officers then arrested 63-year-old Andre Tamine, 28-year-old Isabelle Lagace, and 23-year-old Melina Roberge, all of Quebec, Canada.
All three were charged with importing a commercial quantity of cocaine. If convicted, all suspects face up to life in prison.
Roberge and Lagace cruised around the world in the MS Sea Princess, which is operated by Princess Cruises of California.
The glamorous bikini babes paid $20,000 per ticket to board the luxury cruise ship. The cruise began in the United Kingdom, and traveled to the United States, Colombia, Peru, New Zealand, and Australia.
The two women posted numerous photos to their social media accounts documenting their drug run on the luxury cruise ship.
The photos show the two riding vehicles through a desert, hiking in Peru, and exploring caves at a beach while wearing bikinis.
Police are investigating whether the drugs originated in the United Kingdom or was picked up when the cruise ship made stops in South America.