Canadian Arrested for Cocaine Importation Withdraws Bail Application

By ,   February 24, 2017 ,   Accidents

One of 3 Quebecers accused of trying to import large amount of cocaine into Australia in 2016 while on a cruise remains in custody until the trial is scheduled to begin on August 28.

A lawyer for Melina Roberge of Granby, Quebec, was scheduled to file a bail application, but a court clerk in Sydney says the lawyer withdrew the request.

According to the New Zealand Herald, there was "no hope" for getting bail.

23-year-old Roberge was arrested with Isabelle Lagace, 28yo, and Andre Tamine, 64yo, on August 29, 2016 after the luxury cruise ship Sea Princess docked in Sydney.

Australian authorities allegedly found 95 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated $30.5 million packed in suitcases. The Quebecers were each charged with one count of bringing a commercial quantity of cocaine into the country.

Roberge and her co-accused made headlines after it emerged they had posted numerous pictures of themselves highlighting their lavish vacation on Instagram.

For reports on other Sea Princess ship accidents see at CruiseMinus.com