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Bali drug smuggler Isaac Roberts has been sentenced to 15 months in rehab

Australian accountant Isaac Emmanuel Roberts (pictured) has been sentenced to 15 months of rehabilitation for drug offences.

Australian drug smuggler caught with meth and ecstasy avoids possible execution, sentenced to just 15 months rehab in Bali

  • An Australian accountant has been sentenced to 15 months of rehabilitation for drug offences
  • Isaac Emmanuel Roberts’ sentence will be carried out at the Anargy Foundation
  • The 35-year-old man was arrested at Ngurah Rai Island Airport on December 4
  • He flew in from Bangkok with 14.3 grams of crystal meth and 14 ecstasy tablets

An Australian accountant has been sentenced to 15 months of rehabilitation for drug offenses on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali.

The Denpasar court said Isaac Emmanuel Roberts’ sentence, which includes time already served in prison, will be served at the Anargya Foundation, which specializes in drug and alcohol rehabilitation therapy.

The 35-year-old was arrested at Ngurah Rai Island Airport on December 4 after arriving from Bangkok with 14.3 grams of crystal methamphetamine and 14 ecstasy tablets.

Australian accountant Isaac Emmanuel Roberts (pictured) has been sentenced to 15 months of rehabilitation for drug offences.

Australian accountant Isaac Emmanuel Roberts (pictured) has been sentenced to 15 months of rehabilitation for drug offences.

Roberts' sentence will be served at the Anargya Foundation

Roberts’ sentence will be served at the Anargya Foundation

Indonesia has very strict drug laws and convicted traffickers can be executed by firing squad.

“I am grateful to the government for giving me the opportunity to recover from the disease. I’m depressed,” Roberts told reporters after the sentencing.

Presiding judge Gusti Ngurah Putra Atmaja said the jury reduced Roberts’ potential sentence because he was remorseful for his actions, promised reform and was proven not to be a trafficker or trafficker.

He flew in from Bangkok with 14.3 grams of crystal meth and 14 ecstasy tablets

He flew in from Bangkok with 14.3 grams of crystal meth and 14 ecstasy tablets

During the trial, the court was told that Roberts used meth and other drugs to suppress severe depression.

“The defendant needs medical rehabilitation because of his addiction to these drugs,” Atmaja said.

More than 150 people are on death row in Indonesia, mostly for drug offences, and about a third of them are foreigners.

Under current President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo, who took office in October 2014, 18 people convicted of drug-related offenses have been executed.

Indonesia has very strict drug laws and convicted traffickers can be executed by firing squad

Indonesia has very strict drug laws and convicted traffickers can be executed by firing squad

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