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Peter Lloyd Aussie reporter goes to jail -itsReal


Australian reporter on Singapore drug charge moved to prison
Posted: 19 July 2008 1529 hrs

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ABC correspondent Peter Lloyd (Photo credit: ABC.com)

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SINGAPORE: An Australian television reporter charged with drug trafficking in Singapore has been moved from a local hospital to a prison medical facility, staff at the institutions said on Saturday.

Peter Gerard Lloyd, 41, was discharged from the Changi General Hospital, a hospital information staffer told AFP on Saturday.

Public enquiry officers from the prison service said Peter Gerard Lloyd was in the medical facility at the Changi Prison complex.

Lloyd, of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, is charged with trafficking about one gram (0.035 ounces) of methamphetamine to a Singaporean for S$100 (US$73.5) at a hotel early this month.

He also faces a second charge for allegedly being in possession of about one gram of the stimulant methamphetamine, also known as ‘ice’, at a local hospital.

A district judge and a police prosecutor were at Changi General Hospital on Friday afternoon to lay the charges on Lloyd, who is believed to be suffering from an eye infection.

A Central Narcotics Bureau spokeswoman told AFP that Lloyd has been offered bail and that his case will be next heard in court on Friday.

If convicted of the trafficking charge, Lloyd faces between five and 20 years’ imprisonment and five to 15 strokes of the cane.

An earlier Central Narcotics Bureau statement said investigations showed a 41-year-old Australian was the “supplier” to a Singaporean drug abuser arrested on Wednesday.

It did not name the Australian but said he was under investigation for trafficking a controlled drug.

The Australian was arrested and in the course of follow-up search, the officers recovered a packet of ‘ice’ weighing approximately 0.8 grams, one improvised smoking pipe and six syringes, the statement said.

Lloyd is on leave in Singapore from his posting in New Delhi, the director of ABC News, John Cameron, said on the network’s website.

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aussie reporter caught with drugs faces 20 years prison and 15 strokes of the cane – ouch

SINGAPORE : An Australian journalist has been charged with drug trafficking and possession in Singapore.

41-year-old Australian Broadcasting Corporation correspondent Peter Lloyd was arrested on Wednesday.

Peter Lloyd ABC Reporter - Photo Courtesy ABC News

Peter Lloyd ABC Reporter - Photo Courtesy ABC News

Investigators believe Lloyd may have supplied drugs to a Singaporean who was arrested separately.

Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officers seized from him a packet of designer drug ‘ice’ or methamphetamine weighing some 0.8 grammes, one improvised smoking pipe and six syringes.

Reporters and photographers staked out the Subordinate Court for hours on Friday, expecting to see Lloyd turn up in court to be charged.

But that did not happen.

The CNB confirmed Lloyd was actually charged on Friday afternoon at Changi General Hospital.

That is because he is being treated for a serious eye infection which he contracted while on leave in Singapore from his posting in New Delhi.

Bail has also been offered to him, although CNB did not say how much the bail was.

Lloyd is due to appear in court again next Friday.

If convicted of the charges, he faces up to 20 years in jail and 15 strokes of the cane. – CNA/ms

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