Australian man accused of smuggling drugs into Bali tried to escape from police custody after being arrested at Denpasar's Ngurah Rai International Airport
Australian man accused of smuggling drugs into Bali tried to escape from police custody after being arrested at Denpasar's Ngurah Rai International Airport on Thursday, according to news reports. Edward Norman Myatt, 54, was detained by customs officers because he was acting strange after arriving at the airport, ABC News reported. Customs officers then attempted to drive Myatt to a nearby hospital for testing, but the Australian jumped from the car as it sat in traffic and attempted to run. He was then again caught by officers, the Australian news agency reported. Officers grabbed the 54 year old and transported him to the hospital, where they allegedly found one kilogram of hashish and seven grams of methamphetamine contained in 70 capsules hidden in his stomach. It was, in total, enough drugs for Myatt to face the death penalty in court. Myatt arrived in Bali on a Thai Airways flight from Bangkok with two accomplices from France and England. The three were arrested by police. It is unknown if the other passengers were smuggling drugs as well. Customs officials presented Myatt, dressed in an orange prison jumpsuit, and a stash of drugs in a press conference Friday morning.