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"Instagram Famous" Drug Mule Sentenced To Eight Years In Prison

A founded guilty drug importer understood for her luxurious Instagram images has actually been sentenced to jail in Australia for assisting smuggle $21 million worth of drug into the nation.

A drug mule said she tried to smuggle £11m worth of cocaine into Australia because it was a chance to post selfies on Instagram during a free holiday.

Australian authorities arrested Roberge, Lagacé and André Tamine.

Roberge's sentence includes a non-parole period of 4 years and 9 months in jail before she is likely to be deported to Canada.

Roberge was found with drugs worth up to $21.5 million on board the cruise ship Sea Princess which docked in Sydney in August 2016
Roberge was found with drugs worth up to $21.5 million on board the cruise ship Sea Princess which docked in Sydney in August 2016

Roberge was one of three Canadians who pleaded guilty to smuggling 95 kilograms of the drug on a seven-week cruise in 2016.

Roberge was obsessed with Instagram "likes".

Earlier, a cocaine dealer's girlfriend from the United Kingdom exposed her fiancé's illegal business by posting incriminating pictures of her luxurious lifestyle on Instagram.

Lagace told the court she took part to settle a debt in Canada.

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Her accomplice Isabelle Lagace, 29, was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison last November.

"She was seduced by lifestyle and the opportunity to post glamorous Instagram photos from around the world", Judge Kate Traill said. Roberge will be eligible for parole in May 2021, after taking into account the time she has already served. "I doubt she is now".

Roberge admitted that her "sugar daddy" financed the vacation as a birthday present.

According to Roberge, the real incentive was the lavish destinations and bikini pics she would be able to post to her Instagram, inspiring envy from her followers as she climbed the ranks of social media fame.

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He invited her on a trip to Morocco in May 2016 where she worked as an escort, and it was on this trip that he first asked her to be involved in the drug-smuggling trip. Luckily for Roberge, she will leave prison while she is still somewhat young, but this is a lesson most assuredly learned the hard way.

Andre Tamin, 64, has also pleaded guilty and will be sentenced later this year. Roberge said she believed the cocaine was brought on board during their stop in Peru.

The judge also said that the case was an example of how social media has harmed a generation of young people and charged that the suspect was living a "vacuous existence".

Australian Border Force officers were waiting for her and they searched her cabin upon arrival, which is where they found the cocaine.

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