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AustraliaCouple are arrested on their wedding day on suspicion of drug trafficking just hours before they planned to jet off on a luxurious honeymoon

03:45  17 september  2019
03:45  17 september  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Couple are arrested on their wedding day on suspicion of drug trafficking just hours before they planned to jet off on a luxurious honeymoon© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Sonia Newby (right) and Mark Merrin (left), were allegedly part of drug syndicate along with Ms Newby's son, Corrin, in North Queensland A couple who were about to get married have been arrested on their wedding day, accused of trafficking drugs.

Sonia Newby and Mark Merri are accused of being part of a drug syndicate together with Ms Newby's son Corrin.

The couple, from Townsville, Queensland, were about to head overseas on their honeymoon when they were arrested in a dramatic raid and accused of regularly supplying drugs to more than 40 customers.

Newby and Merrin were charged with a string of money and drug trafficking offences, the Sunshine Coast Daily reported.

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Couple are arrested on their wedding day on suspicion of drug trafficking just hours before they planned to jet off on a luxurious honeymoon© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The couple, from Townsville, Queensland, were about to head overseas on their honeymoon when they were arrested in a dramatic raid The pair faced Townsville Magistrates Court on Monday and will front the court on Tuesday, where they are expected to apply for bail.

Corin was charged similar offences but did not apply for bail.

He will face court again on November 14.

Newby and Merrin were charged for their part in the alleged drug-trafficking ring, which police believe started in March 2018.

The pair allegedly bought expensive designer bags, shoes, jewellery and perfume after receiving a profit from selling drugs.

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