Quebec Woman Sentenced to 7.5 Years for Smuggling Cocaine on Cruise Ship

By ,   November 4, 2017 ,   Accidents

A Quebec woman was sentenced Friday, November 3, to seven-and-a-half years behind bars for importing a large amount of cocaine into Australia.

Isabelle Lagace became popular after social media posts documented her 7-week luxury cruise vacation that went viral after her arrest.

Authorities said she and a couple of other Quebecers boarded Sea Princess in England and were finally arrested when the vessel docked in Sydney August 2016.

Sea Princess cruise ship

Police found 95 kilograms of cocaine with an estimated value of US$30.5 million. Aat the time 35 kgwere found in locked suitcases in a stateroom shared by Lagace and another Quebec woman. Additional 60 kg was in the cabin of a male passenger, also from Quebec.

It was described at the time as the largest seizure in Australia of narcotics carried by cruise passengers.

The two other Quebecers face similar accusations of importing cocaine into Australia.