Involved in Drug Cases, Tourist from Australia Faces Severe Punishment

Foreign tourist from Australia who had made a fuss because of the suspicion that he was privileged during the investigation finally entered the court table. The defendant named Aaron Wayne Coyle is known to be 42 years old.

During the filing, the defendant underwent treatment at the Bhayangkara Hospital. “The trial has been conducted virtually. The defendant is undergoing trial from the Bali Police,” said a source from the prosecutor’s office, Monday, November 30 yesterday. The trial has been going on since last week. The tourist from Australia is facing severe punishment for alleged possession of a 1.23 gram net of crystal methamphetamine drug.

Aaron Wayne Coyle, Australian Man Got Arrested in bali of Crystal Meth posession
Aaron Wayne Coyle, Australian Man Got Arrested in bali of Crystal Meth possession

Public prosecutor from the Bali high prosecutor’s office, I Bagus Putra Gede Agung, charged the defendant with Article 112 paragraph (1) of the Republic of Indonesia Law Number 35 Year 2009 concerning Narcotics. With the maximum penalty in this article up to 12 years. However, the prosecutors also posted article 127 of the same law which carries a much lighter sentence. Now, it remains to prove that this week’s trial agenda will be examining witnesses.

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In the indictment, Aaron Wayne Coyle is allegedly without the right or against the law owning, keeping, controlling or providing narcotics under group I not belong to plants group. Evidence of crystal methamphetamine weighing 1.23 grams net.

The trial was chaired directly by the panel of judges IGN Putra Atmaja. During the trial, it was heard that the Australian national defendant was arrested in September 2020 at around 00.45AM local time. At that time, the defendant was about to leave and was in the yard of Strawberry Garden’s boarding house on Jalan Dewi Sri, Legian, Kuta, Badung.

Aaron Wayne Coyle (left) and Collum (right) when arrested by the police
Aaron Wayne Coyle (left) and Collum (right) when arrested by the police

The disclosure of the defendant’s behavior was based on the results of developments carried out by the police, which began with the arrest of the accused’s colleague from UK named Collum. From the search, it was found that the evidence in this clear plastic container was crystal meth. From his statement, the defendant bought the crystal methamphetamine from someone for 2.5 million rupiahs.

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