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Canadians Charged In Australian Cocaine Bust Were Apparently Having A Blast Before Arrest

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Two Canadians charged in a humongous drug bust were apparently having a blast before they got tangled up with the law.

Melina Roberge and Isabelle Lagace of Quebec documented their adventures on Instagram while travelling on a luxury cruise ship bound for Australia— where they were eventually charged for smuggling $30 million in cocaine.

French Polynesia got us like ... 💉🌎 #dumbanddumber

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Roberge's profile has several photos showing her on an ATV, hanging out in New York City's Times Square, drinking out of coconuts on a beach and getting a tattoo in French Polynesia. Lagace's page also has similar pictures.

Coconut water detox 💧🔅

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Collect moments, not things. #Tahiti 🌺🍈

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Police allege 35 kilograms of cocaine were found in the women's luggage after their ship berthed in Sydney. Authorities also said 60 kilograms were found in the cabin of 63-year-old Andre Tamine, also a Canadian.

The three were charged in the Sydney Central Local Court with importing a commercial quantity of cocaine.

They face potential life sentences if convicted.

With files from The Canadian Press

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