The Sea Princess Cruise Ship set sail from Britain to Australia this year.
On board was Miss Isabelle Lagace, 29 years old and a former porn model.
Miss Lagace made sure all her followers on Instagram, Facebook, Whatsapp and all other possible media were kept updated at all times of her luxurious journey. She documented the trip with dozens of social media posts taken at stunning locations including the US, South America and Pacific.
What those followers didn’t know what that she helped at the same time a smuggling crew bring in some $31 million worth of cocaine into Australia.
For this fact she was sentenced to four and a half years imprisonment by a New South Wales court.
<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Isabelle Lagace was a drug courier in disguise. <a href="https://twitter.com/KellyFedor?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@KellyFedor</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/9News?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#9News</a> <a href="https://t.co/gW0fVswOus">pic.twitter.com/gW0fVswOus</a></p>— Nine News Sydney (@9NewsSyd) <a href="https://twitter.com/9NewsSyd/status/926345998045081602?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 3, 2017</a></blockquote>
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Australian Border Force officers were awaiting Miss Lagace when the ship finally docked in Sydney on the 51st day of the 68-day cruise. At that moment, they found nearly 30kg of cocaine stashed in a suitcase in her room.
Those drugs were estimated to have a street value of up to $21.5 million. Her 22 year old travel companion, Miss Melina Roberce, who was also arrested, had another $10 million worth of cocaine in her bag. She will appear in court next week.
Miss Lagace sobbed as she tried to explain to the judge, Ms Kata Traill, that she had only agreed to smuggle the cocaine to pay back a loan worth $20,000, and that the smuggling crew had threatened her should she not go along.
The ring leader, 64 year old Andre Tamine, was also on the cruise ship looking to the girls’ every move. His court case is coming forward only next year. For some strange reason, Mr Tamine’s lawyer has been able to push the case on the long road already.