A Canadian woman who pleaded guilty to smuggling cocaine into Australia has been jailed for seven and a half years.
Australian police dogs discovered C$20m ($16m; £12m) of cocaine in their cabins after the cruise ship they were on docked in Sydney on 29 August 2016.
According to Australian Border Force commander Tim Fitzgerald, the bust was the largest drug seizure Australia has ever had on a boat or plane. “It pains me to know my defining moments of womanhood will be spent in prison halfway around the world,” she said.
The women from Quebec had boarded the luxury cruise ship MS Sea Princess in Southampton, England, two months earlier, and regularly posted photos of their travels on social media.