Porn star drug mule jailed in Australia - Get updated on what's happening in tourism!


09.11.2017

International
Porn star drug mule jailed in Australia
Canadian drug mule sentenced to four years behind bars in Australian jail
Porn star drug mule jailed in Australia

A PORN star-turned-drug mule who tried to smuggle cocaine into Sydney on a cruise ship will spend the next four years in an Australian jail.

A CANADIAN porn star-turned-drug mule will spend four and a half years in an Australian jail after admitting she tried to smuggle 30 kilograms of cocaine into Sydney on a cruise ship to clear a $20,000 debt.

Isabelle Lagace, 29, arrived in Sydney on the Sea Princess in late August 2016, having boarded the ship in England before travelling to Ireland, the US, Bermuda, Colombia, Ecuador and Chile.

Australian Border Force officials found a suitcase containing about 30kg of cocaine in her shared cabin, later estimated to be worth up to $21.5 million. Late last year, Lagace pleaded guilty to importing a commercial quantity of a border-controlled drug but claimed to have been given an ultimatum about clearing a $20,000 debt to an unnamed person.

She also claims she began to receive threats — although she refused to provide any details — and was told her debt would be cleared if she provided a bag to another passenger to be filled with a substance.

In evidence presented to the NSW District Court on Friday, Lagace admitted she took full responsibility for her actions.

“I have embarrassed my family, my friends, myself,” she said. “It pains me to know that my defining years of womanhood will be spent in prison halfway around the world.” Judge Kate Traill said the defendant had a job, an apartment and a support network when she decided to go through with the plan.

“There were many choices open to her to pay the debt,” she told the court. The judge also rejected as “vague and imprecise” the woman’s claims of a threat, noting she was non-responsive and evasive when asked to elaborate. But Lagace had good prospects of rehabilitation and a solid support network, Judge Traill said.

She imposed a sentence of seven years and six months, however, after the non- parole period was backdated to her arrest date Lagace will likely be released in February 2021.

Lagace’s said she was angry to have been involved with the “dirty, filthy drug trade”.

“This will haunt me for the rest of my life.”




Copyright 2005 - 2015 Tourexpi.com - Alle Rechte Vorbehalten | Impressum | Über Uns
This site is best viewed with Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0+, at a minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768.
Tourexpi, turizm haberleri, Reisebüros, tourism news, noticias de turismo, Tourismus Nachrichten, новости туризма, travel tourism news, international tourism news, Urlaub, urlaub in der türkei, день отдыха, holidays in Turkey, Отдых в Турции, global tourism news, dünya turizm, dünya turizm haberleri, Seyahat Acentası,