Canadian cocaine cruise ship traveler Melina Roberge has withdrawn her bail application.

GLAMOROUS Quebecois Canadian Melina Roberge who recorded her luxury cruise to Australia on Instagram before being arrested for cocaine importation has withdrawn her bail application.  She and travel companion Isabelle Lagacé both face life sentences.  These videos below describe the prison where Isabelle Lagacé and Melina Roberge have been held since their arrest last year. They will remain there until they are tried and sentenced. 


With one legal opinion that the 23-year-old, who is in Silverwater Women’s Correctional Centre, had “no hope” of getting bail, Ms Roberge withdrew from the hearing Set down before Judge Antony Townsend in the Sydney District Court on Thursday, it was the second time Ms Roberge had intended to ask for bail.

Melina Roberge and her mother

Ms Roberge is the youngest of three French Canadians charged with the alleged importation of 95kg of cocaine in suitcases aboard the MS Sea Princess.

She has been incarcerated in Silverwater jail in western Sydney since being taken into custody off the cruise liner on August 28 last year..

Two months ago, Ms Roberge sobbed during a committal hearing in which her lawyer failed to convince a magistrate the young brunette from Quebec knew nothing of the cocaine plot.

Silverwater Women’s Correctional Centre is where Ms. Roberge and Ms. Lagace now live

A worker sorts through airline headsets at Silverwater Women’s Correctional Centre. She’ll be paid 40 Australian cents per bag of 50 completed headsets. PHOTO: Nick Cubbin.

Allison (background) and Dellah (foreground), inmates at the high-security Silverwater Women’s Correctional Centre in Sydney. PHOTO: Nick Cubbin

Allison (right) and Dellah (left), inmates at the high-security Silverwater Women’s Correctional Centre in Sydney. PHOTO: Nick Cubbin



Ms Roberge was arrested on the Sea Princess with former porn star Isabelle Lagace, 28, and a third French Canadian, Andre Tamine, 63. Australian authorities found that seven (7) additional men were on the ship along with the three from Quebec. All have been arrested by Australian autorities.

Australian Border Force officers allegedly found 95kg cocaine in two ship’s cabins after it berthed in Sydney during the three’s lavish voyage.

Police allege seven members of a cocaine drug cartel were on board the Sea Princess as it cruised from New York via South America and Tahiti to Sydney.

Princess Cruises “Golden Princess” arrives into Sydney for the first time on October 18, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.

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