Abrolhos Islands drug-smuggling trial

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From earlier this year:

Abrolhos Islands drug-smuggling trial told men were on drinking trip when boat ran aground​

Posted Wed 9 Feb 2022 at 8:23amWednesday 9 Feb 2022 at 8:23am, updated Wed 9 Feb 2022 at 4:26pm

Three men who deny involvement in the attempted importation of $73 million worth of drugs into Western Australia told police they were sailing around the remote Abrolhos Islands because they were on a "boys' trip" to snorkel, fish and "drink a few beers" together.
They all denied knowing the two men who were found on the same island as the drugs.

Then:

Antoine Dicenta pleads guilty as details from Abrolhos Islands drug-smuggling trial come to light​

By Joanna Menagh
Posted April 26, 2022

British man Jason Lassiter, American Scott Jones and Angus Jackson from New South Wales were found guilty after a lengthy trial earlier this year.

Palmer, who was arrested on the island along with Dicenta, pleaded guilty earlier this month.

The court was told Dicenta and Palmer had picked up the drugs on August 27, 2019, at Richards Bay in South Africa where they were loaded onto the yacht from another vessel.

In what was a series of bungles that plagued the importation, Dicenta appeared to have accidentally recorded the moment the drugs were taken on board on his mobile phone.
 

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From earlier this year:

Abrolhos Islands drug-smuggling trial told men were on drinking trip when boat ran aground​

Posted Wed 9 Feb 2022 at 8:23amWednesday 9 Feb 2022 at 8:23am, updated Wed 9 Feb 2022 at 4:26pm

Three men who deny involvement in the attempted importation of $73 million worth of drugs into Western Australia told police they were sailing around the remote Abrolhos Islands because they were on a "boys' trip" to snorkel, fish and "drink a few beers" together.
They all denied knowing the two men who were found on the same island as the drugs.

Then:

Antoine Dicenta pleads guilty as details from Abrolhos Islands drug-smuggling trial come to light​

By Joanna Menagh
Posted April 26, 2022

British man Jason Lassiter, American Scott Jones and Angus Jackson from New South Wales were found guilty after a lengthy trial earlier this year.

Palmer, who was arrested on the island along with Dicenta, pleaded guilty earlier this month.

The court was told Dicenta and Palmer had picked up the drugs on August 27, 2019, at Richards Bay in South Africa where they were loaded onto the yacht from another vessel.

In what was a series of bungles that plagued the importation, Dicenta appeared to have accidentally recorded the moment the drugs were taken on board on his mobile phone.

that's not fair using Dicenta's evidence against him
 

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I just had to say that this is one of the funniest things I've read in a long time. I was laughing so hard at the seal incident that my husband came to find out what was so funny. Thanks for sharing it.
 

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Operation beset by bungles​

I just had to say that this is one of the funniest things I've read in a long time. I was laughing so hard at the seal incident that my husband came to find out what was so funny. Thanks for sharing it

Four men have been sentenced to jail terms of between 22 and 33 years over the importation of a tonne of drugs – worth up to $184 million – that were discovered on a tiny island off the coast of Western Australia.

& for ms finch:
The importation was beset by a series of bungles that included not only the two vessels running aground, but the accidental audio recording of the loading of the drugs onto the Zero off the coast of South Africa.
The recording was played in court, and the two men on board could be heard talking about the large quantity of the drugs which they referred to as cocaine and ice.

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A pocket call records the moment the Zero took possession of the drugs from another vessel.
 

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