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Australian vacationer Troy Smith rushed to hospital after being held in custody on medication fees

An Australian detained in Bali after allegedly being caught with methamphetamine has been rushed to hospital.

Troy Smith, from Port Lincoln in South Australia, was arrested on the Indonesian island whereas on vacation along with his spouse. It’s alleged Mr Smith was carrying 3.5g of methamphetamine.

His lawyer, Sienny Karmana, mentioned that Smith tried to flee as a result of he was scared.

Initially considered dealing with a 12-year most sentence for possession, Mr Smith is now additionally charged with drug trafficking, which may result in a life sentence and a nice of $944,860.

“Police mentioned that he tried to run away, however police bought him again. They fired pictures into the air, he was shocked after which he fell down after which police bought him,” she mentioned.

He was taken to Bhayangkara Hospital from the Bali police headquarters the place he was being held on Monday afternoon native time.

Ms Karmana revealed solely that he was “sick”.

“Troy mentioned he was not prepared to talk to the media,” she mentioned.

“He’s OK, mentally it’s like he’s breaking down … however bodily he can endure this.”

One other of Mr Smith’s legal professionals, Ida Bagus Gumilang Galih Sakti, mentioned he hoped to get him despatched to a rehabilitation facility.

“I heard from Troy… that this was a gift, as a result of the sender knew that he was a consumer,” Mr Sakti mentioned.

Mr Sakti mentioned that Mr Smith was “very depressed and sorry” after being detained.

“When individuals get caught by police in a foreign country, they’ll sulk… and he’s fairly depressed in the mean time,” Mr Sakti mentioned.

Police allegedly found medication on the mattress of his lodge room, together with a brown envelope and a package deal that was despatched from an handle in Cairns addressed to Mr Smith.

The owner of the property mentioned Mr Smith lived on the handle listed on the package deal however “didn’t spend a lot time there”.

“He saved very a lot to himself. He had a few individuals come go to even within the night and that was it, he was very quiet,” Mr Kirko mentioned through The Advertiser.

“From the few phrases I had with him I regarded him as a decent man. He saved to himself, he didn’t trigger anyone any hurt or difficulties of any manner form or type.

“I regarded him as a pleasant bloke, I didn’t consider him as a drug addict.”

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