Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Woman to Stand Trial on Charge of Importing Cocaine to Australia

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Woman to Stand Trial on Charge of Importing Cocaine to Australia

Article excerpt

Canadian to stand trial on Australian cocaine charge

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SYDNEY, Australia - A Canadian woman will stand trial for her involvement in allegedly importing cocaine into Australia on a cruise ship, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

The newspaper said Melina Roberge cried Wednesday as a magistrate ordered her tried on a charge of bringing a commercial quantity of cocaine into the country.

Roberge, 23, was arrested in late August with two other Canadians -- 64-year-old Andre Tamine and 28-year-old Isabelle Lagace -- after the MS Sea Princess docked in the Australian city.

The newspaper had previously reported that Lagace entered a guilty plea on the same charge last Friday and that Tamine is to appear in the New South Wales District Court next year.

Australian Border Force Cmdr. …

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