Australian Drug Smuggler Returns to Hometown From Bali Jail
A teary and largely silent convicted Australian drug mule returned to her hometown on Thursday, hours after she was deported from the Indonesian tourist island of Bali, where she had served nearly 14 years in prison for smuggling heroin. Renae Lawrence was the only woman among nine Australians who were arrested in 2005 for attempting to smuggle 8.3 kilograms (18.3 pounds) of heroin from Bali to Australia. Lawrence, 41, wearing black sunglasses and a black T-shirt, was escorted Wednesday afternoon through a crush of reporters outside Bangli prison on Bali into a waiting car. She made no comment. 'Very overwhelming' She faced a throng of reporters when she and her mother, Beverley Waterman, landed at Australia's Brisbane Airport, from where they took a domestic flight to their hometown of Newcastle. Lawrence faces potential arrest in Newcastle on outstanding warrants that predate her ill-fated journey to Bali. Asked by reporters in... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline article, Australian Drug Smuggler Returns to Hometown From Bali Jail, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give 'Phuket Hotel Deals' a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you visit 'VOA NEWS'. Thank you
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