Two Canadian women are accused of helping smuggle $30 million in cocaine aboard a Princess cruise ship while documenting the luxury globe-trotting vacation in a series of provocative Instagram photos.
Isabelle Lagace, 28, and Melina Roberge, 22, from Montreal Canada were arrested along with Andre Tamine, 63, in what Australian border agents said is “the largest seizure in Australia of narcotics carried by passengers of a cruise ship or airliner,”.
According to CBC News, authorities in Sydney Australia believe the three “had boarded the cruise ship together at the British port city of Southampton. Police are now investigating whether they boarded with the cocaine or sourced the massive quantity of drugs from one of several South American port cities the ship visited on her way to Australia.”
Police now allege that 35 kilograms of cocaine was found in suitcases in a cabin the women shared and 60 kilograms were found in the man’s luggage in a separate cabin.
It’s not yet clear how 63 year old Canadian Andre Tamine is connected to the women but the Australian Border Force alleged the three were running cocaine for an “international drug syndicate.”
You can view all the photos (at least, until they get taken down) via Instagram.