Quebec man pleads guilty in Australia to importing cocaine

One of three Quebecers charged with importing a large amount of cocaine into Australia in 2016 has pleaded guilty.

A New South Wales District Court spokeswoman says 64-year-old Andre Tamine pleaded guilty last Friday to importing cocaine in commercial quantities and will be sentenced on October 26th.

Tamine was arrested along with 30-year-old Isabelle Lagace and 24-year-old Melina Roberge after the cruise ship M-S Sea Princess arrived in Sydney.

Australian authorities using sniffer dogs discovered 95 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated 30-million dollars in suitcases.

Lagace was sentenced in November to over seven years in prison, while Roberge's trial is to begin on Monday.