Bail hearing postponed for Quebecer facing drug charge in Australia

A bail hearing has been postponed for one of three Quebecers accused of trying to import a large amount of cocaine into Australia last year.

Melina Roberge, 23, will have to wait until Feb. 23 to know if she can be released on bail pending trial.

A court official in Sydney did not say why the hearing was postponed.

Roberge, who has not yet entered a plea, is expected to face trial in August.

She, along with Isabelle Lagacé, 28, and André Tamine, 64, were arrested Aug. 29, 2016 after the luxury cruise ship MS Sea Princess docked in Sydney.

Australian authorities allegedly found 95 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated $30.5 million packed in suitcases.

The Quebecers were each charged with one count of bringing a commercial quantity of cocaine into the country.

Lagace pleaded guilty in December and is scheduled to be sentenced on June 30.

Tamine, who remains in custody after his bail application was denied, will also stand trial in August.