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Aussie dad may face life in Bali’s most feared jail after being caught with meth – as new particulars about what occurred main as much as his arrest

Aussie dad may face life in Bali’s most feared jail after being caught with meth – as new particulars about what occurred main as much as his arrest


An Australian dad is going through life in a Balinese jail after he was allegedly caught with methamphetamine.

Troy Smith was holidaying along with his new spouse, Tracy Ijusa, on April 30 when Indonesian police raided their room at that Champlung Mas Lodge in Legian, on the island’s south.

They allegedly discovered 3.14g of methamphetamine hid in a Colgate toothpaste tube that was despatched to Smith from Cairns, and was labelled as containing non-public paperwork, photographs and lubricant.

Police allegedly discovered an additional 0.4g that was purchased in Bali, together with a bong and a lighter.

Outdoors courtroom on Monday, one in all Smith’s attorneys Sienny Karmana stated his shopper allegedly tried to evade arrest ‘as a result of he was scared’, with police firing two warning pictures into the air earlier than he was detained.

‘Police stated that he tried to run away, however police obtained him again … they fired pictures into the air, he was stunned after which he fell down after which police obtained him,’ she stated. 

Australian dad Troy Smith (pictured with his wife, Tracy) has been charged with drug possession in Bali

Australian dad Troy Smith (pictured along with his spouse, Tracy) has been charged with drug possession in Bali

Indonesian police allege they found crystal meth in Troy Smith's four-star beach resort hotel room in Bali (pictured with his wife, right)

Indonesian police allege they found crystal meth in Troy Smith's four-star beach resort hotel room in Bali (pictured with his wife, right)

Indonesian police allege they discovered crystal meth in Troy Smith’s four-star seaside resort lodge room in Bali (pictured along with his spouse, proper)

Smith was going through a most penalty of 12 years in jail, however his attorneys have revealed he has been charged with two drug offences – drug possession and drug trafficking, which carries a most life sentence and a high quality of $944,860.

Ms Ijusa tried to go to Smith in custody on Monday however she was turned away by authorities. She refused to ask native reporters’ questions on whether or not she knew about her husband’s habit.

He was anticipated to entrance a police press convention in Denpasar on Monday and declare nearly all of the methamphetamine was despatched to him, and he subsequently didn’t import medicine into the nation himself.

His attorneys alleged the bundle was despatched him from a pal as a present for serving to with the acquisition of a automobile, however Smith didn’t know what the bundle contained.

Ms Karmana instructed reporters her shopper wouldn’t entrance media on Monday as a result of he was ‘mentally not that good’.

Smith will stay in custody at Bali police headquarters till his matter is talked about in courtroom.

As soon as police and prosecutors have the temporary of proof prepared for courtroom, it’s seemingly Smith shall be despatched to Kerobokan Penitentiary Centre – a facility with a historical past of violence, riots, and gangs.

Australian members of the Bali 9 bombers have been despatched to the jail, together with Queensland lady Schapelle Corby who spent 9 years there on allegations that she tried to smuggle marijuana in her boogie board bag.

Pictured: Tracy Injus in Bali on Monday, who tried to visit her husband Troy Smith in police custody but was turned away

Pictured: Tracy Injus in Bali on Monday, who tried to visit her husband Troy Smith in police custody but was turned away

Pictured: Tracy Injus in Bali on Monday, who tried to go to her husband Troy Smith in police custody however was turned away

Troy Smith married Tracy Ijusa in Kenya in December. He proposed to her in October

Troy Smith married Tracy Ijusa in Kenya in December. He proposed to her in October

Troy Smith married Tracy Ijusa in Kenya in December. He proposed to her in October

Pictured: Police outside Kerobokan Penitentiary Centre, where Troy Smith could be sent

Pictured: Police outside Kerobokan Penitentiary Centre, where Troy Smith could be sent

Pictured: Police outdoors Kerobokan Penitentiary Centre, the place Troy Smith may very well be despatched

One other of his attorneys, Ida Bagus Gumilang Galih Sakti, stated Smith had struggled with drug habit for 4 years and hoped to get him despatched to a rehabilitation facility, slightly than to a jail.

If the rehabilitation choice is granted, he may keep away from Kerobokan jail altogether.

He instructed media the bundle of crystal meth was a ‘current’ from a pal, nevertheless it had solely made his shopper ‘undergo’.

‘I heard from Troy… that this was a gift, as a result of the sender knew that he was a consumer,’ Mr Sakti stated.

He stated the bundle was associated to a automobile sale, however his shopper didn’t know any medicine can be despatched to him.

Mr Sakti stated that Smith was ‘very depressed and sorry’ concerning the scenario.

‘When individuals get caught by police in a foreign country, they’ll sulk… and he is fairly depressed in the intervening time,’ Mr Sakti stated.

Smith was initially from Port Lincoln however seems to have moved to Cairns throughout the previous two years.

He proposed to Ms Ijusa in October final 12 months they usually tied the knot in January.

She was additionally arrested on April 30 however was launched with out cost, and has remained in Bali to assist her husband.

It’s understood Smith’s family flew to Bali final week.

INSIDE BALI’S FEARED KEROBOKAN PRISON

The jail was constructed to accommodate 300 inmates however, as of 2017, it had greater than 1,400 female and male inmates of various nationalities.

It has has beforehand been described by inmates as a ‘hellhole’ with frequent ‘murders, rapes, drug overdoses and bashings’.

Bulletins and sirens on loudspeakers scream every single day and inmates are always vying for house within the crowded cells.

Greater than 90 per cent of the prisoners are Indonesian and 78 per cent have been convicted on drug costs. 15,000 rupiah ($1.08) per day is allotted for every prisoner.

Pictured: Inmates at Kerobokan Penitentiary in Bali

Pictured: Inmates at Kerobokan Penitentiary in Bali

Pictured: Inmates at Kerobokan Penitentiary in Bali



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Written by bourbiza mohamed

Bourbiza Mohamed is a freelance journalist and political science analyst holding a Master's degree in Political Science. Armed with a sharp pen and a discerning eye, Bourbiza Mohamed contributes to various renowned sites, delivering incisive insights on current political and social issues. His experience translates into thought-provoking articles that spur dialogue and reflection.

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