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Instagram hottie sentenced for cocaine importation

Melina Roberge – a glamorous drug-mule and a cruise ship cocaine importer was sentenced to eight years in prison.

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The court was headed by a female judge who delivered a blistering attack on her quest for Instagram fame.

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Roberge, 24, was sentenced alongside her co-accused, former porn star Isabelle Lagace, for plotting to smuggle £15million of cocaine on a luxury cruise ship.

Roberge will serve a minimum of four years and nine months in prison, with her earliest possible release date in May 2021 – three months after Lagace’s non-parole period expires, news.com.au reports.

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Generally, there were three Canadians who imported 95kg cocaine on a luxury cruise. The 24-year-old was the youngest of them.

The most ridiculous thing is that both women posted their exotic port stops on Instagram. That’s why they received such a blistering attack from the judge.

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On Wednesday, NSW District Court Judge Kate Traill attacked one of Roberge’s motivation for taking the drug cruise.

“It is a very sad indictment on her relative age group in society to seem to get self-worth relative to posts on Instagram,” Judge Traill said while addressing a sometimes tearful Roberge.

“It is sad they seek to attain such a vacuous existence where how many likes they receive are their currency.”

“She was seduced by lifestyle and the opportunity to post glamorous Instagram photos from around the world.”

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“This highlights the negative influence of social media on young women.”

Judge Traill also said Roberge had a sexual relationship with a “much older man”, her so-called “sugar daddy”.

“He charmed her and spoiled her and became intimately involved with her,” Judge Traill said.

According to news.com.au, the pair and a third French Canadian drug plotter, Andre Tamine, were arrested in August 2016 when MS Sea Princess berthed in Sydney and Australian Border Force officials raided their cabins.

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In June 2016 she said “my sugar daddy contacted me”, and she became a last-minute replacement on the MS Sea Princess.

What is more, Roberge told a Sydney court last month that she had been “excited” about taking the luxury trip which she could not have afforded to pay for.

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Roberge has made a court apology to “the people of Australia” and said since being in jail, “I have come across people struggling with addiction. I don’t want to be part of that.”

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What about their third companion, he will be sentenced at a later date.

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