A Canadian woman, Mélina Roberge, has been sentenced by an Australian judge to eight years in prison. Roberge was one of two women caught attempting to smuggle 31 kilos of cocaine into Australia on a cruise ship in August 2016.
It looks like she was some sort of Instagram 'Model", and I use that term loosely, and basically got funded this lavish trip by this illegal act. It's pretty sad if you ask me that these people try so hard for attention, and 'likes' that they go to such great lengths in breaking the law.
My question is she originally was facing life. She only got 8 years, with a guaranteed 4 so she may even do LESS time. Do you think this a fair punishment, or way to light? Read more on this crazy story here.
An Australian judge has sentenced Canadian Mélina Roberge to eight years in prison for drug trafficking. https://t.co/sAoXpCxd2m— CBC News (@CBCNews) April 18, 2018
A Canadian drug mule who tried to help smuggle $21M worth of cocaine into Sydney on a cruise ship will spend at least four years in jail. Melina Roberge pleaded guilty in February on the eve of her trial for importing nearly 30 kilograms of the drugs. https://t.co/KWbXLzSrXa— 7 News Sydney (@7NewsSydney) April 18, 2018
Drug mule Melina Roberge, who smuggled $21M worth of cocaine onto a luxury cruise, has been slammed by a judge for her vacuous Instagram existence. The judge said the Canadian escort was seduced by the chance to post glamorous photos from all over the world. @laurakatebanks pic.twitter.com/R1gSHGBTL7— 7 News Sydney (@7NewsSydney) April 18, 2018
Melina Roberge broke down in tears when the Sydney court handed down the sentence, which includes a nonparole period of 4 years and 9 months in prison for her role in a cocaine cruise https://t.co/3dw2zc2LT0 pic.twitter.com/LdYetOClCv— Hamilton Spectator (@TheSpec) April 18, 2018
Judge Kate Traill condemned Canadian drug mule Melina Roberge's motivation for crime as a "very sad indictment" on her age group who "seek to attain such a vacuous existence where how many 'likes' they receive are their currency." https://t.co/BMZR0V5lNZ— Rob Gillies (@rgilliescanada) April 18, 2018
Judge Kate Traill on sentencing Instagram-enthusiast & cocaine importer, Melina Roberge: “It is sad they seek to attain such a vacuous existence where how many likes they receive are their currency.” https://t.co/GP9lLfnAeA via @candacesutton1 @newscomauHQ pic.twitter.com/Vz4KKhZ0pG— Melissa Hoyer (@melissahoyer) April 18, 2018