Porn Model Tried to Smuggle £18M of Cocaine from Britain to Australia

An adult model has admitted trying to smuggle cocaine worth more than £18 million on a cruise ship from Britain to Australia.

 Isabelle Lagacé and Melina Roberge pictured above during their cruise trip.

Isabelle Lagacé and Melina Roberge pictured above during their cruise trip.

Canadian Isabelle Lagacé, 28, was arrested with two other suspects — a man and a woman — after the liner Sea Princess docked at Sydney harbour in August.

Federal Police said the drug bust was Australia’s biggest-ever through passenger transportation.

Solicitor Louis Ialenti, acting for Lagacé, entered the guilty plea at Sydney central local court.

The 95kg drugs haul, which had an Australian street value estimated to be at least $31million, was found in four suitcases — one of which, it is alleged, was in the two women’s shared cabin.

Lagace, from Quebec, sat stone-faced and dressed in maroon in the court beside her co-accused Melina Roberge, 23, and Andre Tamine, 64.

Roberge was dressed in white and Tamine wore green prison clothing.

Lagacé was committed for sentencing at Sydney district court on February 3.

Tamine did not enter a plea and he will stand trial on that date in NSW district court. No plea was entered by Roberge and a decision on her trial will be made by the central local court on December 21.

Before their arrests the women had detailed their travels on the £11,000-per-person trip, which started in Southampton, through images shared on social media. 

Images posted on Instagram and Facebook showed them visiting New York, Bermuda, Ecuador, Tahiti, Colombia, Peru and New Zealand.

Roberge, a Quebec jewellery store worker, shared pictures of them riding quad bikes, hiking in Peru and posing in bikinis.

The maximum penalty for smuggling a commercial quantity of cocaine is life imprisonment.

Written by FRANK THORNERASHID RAZAQ for the Evening Standard