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Canadian cocaine smuggler says ‘sugar daddy’ recruited her

  • Melina Roberge was part of a trip who had four suitcases with 95kg of cocaine
  • They used a 51-day cruise to transport $21million worth of the drug to Sydney
  • Roberge told court on Wednesday she was recruited by her ‘sugar daddy’

A Canadian drug mule was recruited by her ‘sugar daddy’ to be a decoy in a group that tried to smuggle $21million worth of cocaine into Australia, court has heard.

Melina Roberge, 24, was part of a trio found with four suitcases containing 95kg of cocaine after the cruise ship Sea Princess docked in Sydney on August 28, 2016. 

In February, she pleaded guilty to importing a commercial quantity of a border controlled drug. 

‘I was meant to just be there and look like I was on holiday and look like a cover for everyone else,’ Roberge said at her sentencing hearing at the New South Wales District Court on Wednesday. 

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A Canadian drug mule was recruited by her ‘sugar daddy’ to be a decoy in a group that tried to smuggle $21 million worth of cocaine into Australia, court has heard

Melina Roberge (left), 24, was part of a trio found with four suitcases containing 95kg of cocaine after the cruise ship Sea Princess docked in Sydney on August 28, 2016

Melina Roberge (left), 24, was part of a trio found with four suitcases containing 95kg of cocaine after the cruise ship Sea Princess docked in Sydney on August 28, 2016

'I was meant to just be there and look like I was on holiday and look like a cover for everyone else,' Roberge (pictured) said at her sentencing hearing at the New South Wales District Court on Wednesday

‘I was meant to just be there and look like I was on holiday and look like a cover for everyone else,’ Roberge (pictured) said at her sentencing hearing at the New South Wales District Court on Wednesday



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