UPDATE at 7:00 AM on WEDNESDAY | A BRISBANE accountant allegedly caught with almost 20 grams of amphetamine and ecstasy pills in his luggage at an airport in Bali has been released from hospital.
It’s understood Isaac Roberts, 35, was hospitalised for shock after being paraded in front of media on Tuesday following his arrest at Bali’s international airport earlier this month.
He has since been released, however, with his Lawyer Deni Sedana telling News Corp Australia his client had “fallen ill” and that “he often suffered from depression and was a suicide risk”.
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Bali Customs Officials allege Roberts had 6.22 grams of ecstasy, 14.32 grams of methamphetamine and 22ml of Alprazolam, more commonly known Xanax, in his luggage when he arrived in Bali on a Thai Airways flight.
He faces charges of drug importation which, under Article 113 of Indonesia’s drugs laws, is punishable by death, or anywhere from five years to life in jail.
FIRST at 3:20 PM on TUESDAY | AN Australian man has been arrested at Bali airport after allegedly being caught with drugs in his luggage.
The 35-year-old was reportedly carrying 19 grams of methamphetamine and ecstasy when he was detained at Bali’s international airport on December 4, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.
The accused, believed to be from Queensland, appeared before reporters at a media conference in Indonesia on Tuesday alongside two other foreigners from Malaysia and the US.
In vision posted online, the man can be seen wearing an orange prison uniform with a black balaclava over his head.
It’s understood he arrived in Bali on a flight from Bangkok.
Brisbane accountant Isaac Emmanuel Roberts has been arrested in Bali accused of smuggling crystal meth and ecstasy into Indonesia. He will face charges that are punishable by death. Report on 7 News at 6pm. https://t.co/xKp8fIawUX #Bali #7News pic.twitter.com/6Ca6Agu0mZ
— 7 News Brisbane (@7NewsBrisbane) December 19, 2017
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