A former female porn star has pleaded guilty to trying to smuggle cocaine worth £18million into Australia on a cruise ship.
Canadian Isabelle Lagace, 28, and 23-year-old Melina Roberge were part of a seven-member drug cartel aboard the MS Sea Princess as it cruised from New York via Tahiti to Sydney carrying 95kg of cocaine,.
The women, from Quebec, had boarded the luxury cruise ship in Southampton in June.
They were core part of a “floating warehouse” of drugs, having stashed 29kg of it in a suitcase in their tiny shared cabin, it was alleged.
In another cabin, the third co-accused in Australia’s biggest drug importation by passenger vessel Andre Tamine, 64 allegedly had up to 70kg in three suitcases.
The court heard that Four men who were part of the alleged drug operation were also on board as the cruise ship sailed towards Australia.