'Cocaine Babe' weeps as she's sentenced to 8 years in prison

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Her co-defendant, Isabelle Lagace, 30, a former porn star, was given a discounted sentence for an early guilty plea.

She added: "This highlights the negative influence of social media on young women". The Sea Princess made numerous stops in places such as Bermuda and Colombia, and Roberge said that in Peru was where the drug deal was most likely made.

A 24-year-old drug mule from Canada obsessed with Instagram "likes" broke down in tears in an Australian courtroom as she was sentenced to eight years in prison on Wednesday.

A Canadian woman has been jailed for at least four years and nine months after she was caught with up to $21 million dollars worth of cocaine, in a crime partially committed for likes on Instagram. However, her full sentence is of 8 years. Lagace will also probably be deported after serving a non-parole period of four and a half years.

The judge also said the crime was a "very sad indictment" of the social media generation who "seek to attain such a vacuous existence where how many "likes" they receive are their currency". "[She was] there to look pretty", the judge said.

Ms Roberge pleaded guilty in February, on the eve of her trial, for importing almost 30 kilograms of the drug, in the largest drug seizure on a cruise ship docking in Australia.

Court documents released after sentencing submissions showed the then 22-year-old was given gifts and money and "if I was interested" she would sleep with the men.

She called herself a "stupid young woman" who was taking orders from her Canadian "sugar daddy", who she declined to identify.

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"He charmed her and spoiled her and became intimately involved with her", Traill said.

Roberge and two other Quebecers, have pleaded guilty to smuggling cocaine worth about $16 million USA packed in suitcases aboard the MS Sea Princess during a seven-week cruise in 2016 from Britain to Ireland, the United States, Bermuda, Colombia, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Chile then Australia. They were given first class cruise tickets worth $20,000.

Lagace told the court she took part to settle a debt.

Roberge told the court she suspected drugs were brought aboard at Peru, because of increased activity during a stopover there. He invited her to work as an escort in May 2016 during a trip to Morocco, where he first invited her to join a drug-smuggling voyage.

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.

Roberge said she apologized to people who were struggling with addiction.

Tamine is still waiting to be sentenced.

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