Canadian Arrested for Cocaine Importation Withdraws Bail Application

   February 24, 2017 ,   Accidents

One of 3 Quebecers accused of trying to import a 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, 28-yo, and Andre Tamine, 64-yo, on August 29, 2016, after the luxury cruise ship Sea Princess docked in Sydney NSW.

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.

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