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November 23, 2018 20:08:11

Bali 9 drug smuggler Renae Lawrence has attended a NSW Police station over excellent warrants from greater than a decade in the past.

Lawrence, 41, arrived in Australia on Thursday, after serving 13 years in an Indonesian jail for trying to smuggle heroin into Bali.

Lawrence walked into Newcastle’s Waratah Police station about 2:00pm on Friday for a pre-arranged assembly.

NSW Police mentioned a 41-year-old lady was served with excellent warrants and granted conditional bail to look at Newcastle Court docket on December 6.

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It’s understood the warrants are for excellent costs Lawrence faces in relation to an alleged automobile theft in Sydney in 2005, and an alleged high-speed police chase that adopted.

On Thursday, Lawrence refused to reply reporters’ questions in English as she arrived at Brisbane airport.

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Nevertheless she mentioned in Indonesian that she was grateful to the Indonesian Authorities for permitting her to stroll free.

Lawrence was arrested in April 2005 when she was caught at Bali Airport with 2.7 kilograms of heroin strapped to her physique.

She didn’t entrance court docket in Gosford in the identical month she was arrested in Bali.

Lawrence was convicted of drug smuggling and sentenced to life in jail, however that was later lowered to 20 years on enchantment.

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Her sentence was additional lowered on account of good behaviour.

She is the one member of the Bali 9 to have walked free from jail.

Two of her fellow accused, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran had been executed by firing squad in 2015.

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