Australian journalist faces drug charges in Singapore
Peter Lloyd is ABC News' Delhi-based South Asia correspondent, and appearing regularly on the network's nationally broadcast daily news.
An Australian journalist was arrested in Singapore on drug-related charges, the Australian government said on Friday, and faces up to 20 years in jail and 15 strokes of the cane if convicted.
Peter Lloyd, a senior journalist with the Australian Broadcasting Cooperation, was detained on Wednesday after Singapore's drug police had received a tipoff.
Singapore's Central Narcotics Bureau said in a statement that Lloyd had allegedly supplied a Singaporean man with drugs and was caught with 0.8 grams (0.028 ounces) of methamphetamine, one smoking pipe and six syringes.
Peter Lloyd has reported for Australian audiences from all over the world and was appointed to the ABC's South Asia bureau in mid-2002.
From New Delhi, Peter covers the South Asia nations of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives.
From 2002 to mid 2006 he was based in Bangkok reporting on South East Asian affairs in Thailand, Burma, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore and the Philippines. His compelling reports on the Bali bombings and later the Tsunami disaster earned several Walkely Award nominations