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An Australian William Cabantog was released from prison on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali on Saturday after serving a year for possession of cocaine at a nightclub.

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He is 37 years old.

Former Melbourne nightclub promoter William Cabantog and his Partner

Former Melbourne nightclub promoter William Cabantog and his Australian colleague David van Iersel were arrested in July last year during a police raid on the Lost City Club in trendy Canggu on the island, weighing 1.12 grams. cocaine in Cabantog’s jeans pocket.

Cabantog described as a hotel consultant

Police first said Cabantog described as a hotel consultant, was well known for smuggling cocaine in Canggu, where the club was run by Van Iersel, 39. But during the trial, the two men managed to convince the judges. . this cocaine was for personal use only.

Cabantog was sentenced to 12 months and Van Iersel to nine months.

Van Iersel was deported to Australia two days after being released on April 21.

Cabantog, wearing a mask and a black T-shirt with a photo of a prisoner

Cabantog, wearing a mask and a black T-shirt with a photo of a prisoner behind bars and the words “Myuran Hope”, was escorted by a crowd of reporters on Saturday outside Kerobokan Prison in Denpasar, the capital of the state. province. from Bali, in a waiting car. He made no comment.

Myuran Sukumaran and fellow Australian Andrew Chan were sentenced when drug traffickers nicknamed “Bali Nine” and executed by firing squad in 2015, sparking diplomatic fury among often angry neighbors, Indonesia and Australia.

The eight men and one woman were arrested in 2005 for attempting to smuggle 8.3 kg of heroin from Bali to Australia.

Renae Lawrence was released in 2018

The only woman in the group, Renae Lawrence, was released in 2018. Another member, Tan Duc Thanh Nguyen, died of cancer the same year, while five others had their terms extended to life on appeal.

Yulius Sahruzah, head of the guard at Kerobokan Prison, said Cabantog would be placed in a holding cell at the immigration office while awaiting a flight to Australia.

He said a stay in the immigration cell would normally not last more than a day, but Cabantog could stay longer due to reduced flights due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Indonesia has very strict drug laws and convicted traffickers are often executed by firing squad. More than 150 people are on death row, mostly for drug crimes, and about a third of them are foreigners.