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Accused drug smuggler Isaac Roberts gave some bizarre advice to reporters as he was escorted to prosecutors ahead of his Bali trial.

Roberts, an Australian accountant who was allegedly caught with 19.97 grams of crystal meth and ecstasy pills, spent the past week in a police hospital after ‘raging and talking to himself in his prison cell’ nearly two months following his arrest.

As the 35-year-old was led handcuffed in an orange jumpsuit by police to be transferred to the prosecution office, he told reporters: ‘Say no to drugs’, the Courier Mail reports.   

Roberts, (pictured) an Australian accountant who was allegedly caught with 19.97 grams of crystal meth and ecstasy pills, spent the past week in a police hospital

Roberts, (pictured) an Australian accountant who was allegedly caught with 19.97 grams of crystal meth and ecstasy pills, spent the past week in a police hospital

As the 35-year-old (pictured) was led handcuffed by police to be transferred to the prosecution office, he told reporters: 'Say no to drugs'

As the 35-year-old (pictured) was led handcuffed by police to be transferred to the prosecution office, he told reporters: ‘Say no to drugs’

Queensland-born Roberts faces the death penalty for drug importation after he was allegedly found with the substances at Denpasar Airport in December last year.

He was also taken to hospital a month ago after suffering from shock and it is alleged he suffers from depression and was at risk of committing suicide. 

Doctors cleared him as physically fit before he was handed over to prosecution.  

‘The suspect, indeed, had suffered depression. I think it is a normal thing. From a free person, suddenly he has to stay in the jail, so it’s normal,’ Deputy director for narcotics at Bali police Sudjarwoko said.

Roberts was arrested in Bali on December 4 however his incarceration was kept hidden until weeks later, when he was paraded at gunpoint dressed in a balaclava in front of waiting media.

Queensland-born Roberts (pictured) faces the death penalty for drug importation after he was allegedly found with the substances at Denpasar Airport in December last year

Queensland-born Roberts (pictured) faces the death penalty for drug importation after he was allegedly found with the substances at Denpasar Airport in December last year

Roberts was arrested in Bali on December 4 however his incarceration was kept hidden until weeks later, when he was paraded at gunpoint dressed in a balaclava (pictured) in front of waiting media

Roberts was arrested in Bali on December 4 however his incarceration was kept hidden until weeks later, when he was paraded at gunpoint dressed in a balaclava (pictured) in front of waiting media

He was taken to hospital a month ago after suffering from shock and it is alleged he suffers from depression and was at risk of committing suicide

He was taken to hospital a month ago after suffering from shock and it is alleged he suffers from depression and was at risk of committing suicide

The former accountant (pictured left and right) was arrested in December for allegedly smuggling drugs into Bali

The former accountant (pictured left and right) was arrested in December for allegedly smuggling drugs into Bali

The former accountant (pictured left and right) was arrested in December for allegedly smuggling drugs into Bali

The former chartered accountant confessed to being a prolific drug user and told waiting media he was a ‘f***ing addict’, but alleged he was not a dealer.

His lawyer argues Roberts requires rehabilitation and not a prison sentence. 

Roberts also alleges he was invited to Indonesia by a customers officer who ‘knew’ he was going to smuggle drugs into the country.     

‘I was working with a customs officer and they knew I was going to bring something,’ he told reporters in Bali. 

Roberts (pictured) also alleges he was invited to Indonesia by a customers officer who 'knew' he was going to smuggle drugs into the country

Roberts (pictured) also alleges he was invited to Indonesia by a customers officer who ‘knew’ he was going to smuggle drugs into the country

His lawyer argues Roberts (pictured) requires rehabilitation and not a prison sentence

His lawyer argues Roberts (pictured) requires rehabilitation and not a prison sentence

Roberts ran as a Liberal Democrat candidate in the seat of Higgins in Melbourne in 2009. He was unsuccessful, polling eighth out of 10 candidates.

His social media accounts reveal the alleged drug user to be a dedicated gym junkie who regularly visits the Indonesian island and Thailand.

Pictures on his Instagram show his frequent travels to Asian destinations such as Sukhumvit in Bangkok, Thailand. 

His trial date is yet to be set but is expected to take place within weeks.



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