And in this case, it appears it was.
When the Sea Princess, the cruise facilitating the women's travels, docked in Sydney Sunday, it was greeted by Australian Border Protection officers and detector dogs. The officers searched the ship's 2,000 cabins and say they discovered 95 kilograms (209.4 pounds) of cocaine packed in locked suitcases.
The haul has been valued at $31 million Australian (approximately $22 million U.S.). It was Australia’s largest seizure of narcotics carried by passengers of a cruise ship, Australian Border Force commander Tim Fitzgerald said.
Roberge, 22, and Lagacé, 28, are charged with importing a commercial quantity of cocaine. Another individual, André Tamine, 63, who had some of the cocaine in his possession, was arrested and charged as well. All three are natives of Quebec, Canada. They will remain in custody until their next court appearance on October 26. The maximum penalty if convicted of this offense is life imprisonment.
The cruise liner told ABC News it is cooperating with authorities and has launched an internal investigation.