Two foreigners who were arrested on drug charges in Bali have been moved from jail to the hospital after experiencing depression.
Aaron Wayne Coyle, 44, from Perth and 32-year-old British man, Collum Park were arrested on alleged drug possession and trafficking. They were being held at Bali’s notorious Kerobokan prison when their behavior became uncontrollable.
“They were very angry and couldn’t control their behavior. I wouldn’t be responsible if things get worst, so I’ve decided to send them to the hospital for further observation” said Vice Director of Drug Handling Officer, AKBP I Putu Yuni Setiawan in a phone call to Tribune Saturday Sept 12th 2020.
Hospital officials told Bali police that both men are suffering from ‘bipolar mental illness’ caused by drug abuse.
“Their cases are currently under investigation as officers are still collecting evidence that will tie them to a drug syndicate,” Yuni Setiawan concluded.
Collum Park from Britain was arrested last Tuesday night with 11.8 grams of methamphetamine and 15 ecstasy pills, Denpasar police chief Jansen Panjaitan said in a statement. Park has been in Bali since 2019, he said.
Police said they arrested a second suspect, Aaron Wayne Coyle, an Australian who has stayed in Bali since early 2020, with 1.2 grams of methamphetamine.
Based on an interrogation, “We suspect that the Briton is the drug dealer and distributor, while the Australian is the courier,” Panjaitan said.
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