Instagram model, 20, sent to live with grandma for role in 'drug-smuggling ring'

An Instagram model who was reportedly part of a drug syndicate has been sent to her grandmother as part of her strict bail conditions.

Mikayla Noakes, 20, was arrested for her alleged role in a cross-border cocaine, MDMA and ecstasy syndicate operating in New South Wales and Queensland on Saturday, Nov. 21.

Noakes, who had filed for bail, lived with Tate Robinson, 21, her pro surfer boyfriend, but was released on the condition that she move in with her grandparents.

She pleaded not guilty to allegations, including joining a criminal group that contributed to criminal activity and participating in the supply of a prohibited drug.

Her case was adjourned to Jan. 15, and she did not speak to the media after her appearance in court, NCA NewsWire reported.



Noakes regularly shows off her bikini body to fans on Instagram where she has earned over 12,000 followers on the platform.

She was arrested along with six others, including Robinson, her boyfriend and a former NRL player and Gold Coast Titans specialist coach, Michael Gordon.

The arrests follow two days of New South Wales police raids that took place on Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22 following a lengthy investigation.



Mikayla Noakes

Detectives raided homes of Casuarina and Terranora in northern New South Wales and searched homes in Robina, Burleigh Waters and Miami in Queensland.

Police have reportedly found cocaine, MDMA, steroids, more than $ 60,000 Australian (£ 32,575) in cash, cell phones and drug paraphernalia.

Gordon was charged with two counts of supplying a prohibited drug and two counts of possession of a prohibited drug and was given strict parole bail.



Mikayla Noakes

He will appear in court at Tweed Heads on December 14.

In a statement, Gold Coast Titans said Gordon had been removed from his role as coach at the club until “further notice”.

The club said: “Michael worked on a contract basis and provided specialized coaching services to the club last season.

“He will not provide any services to the club until further notice.”

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