Melbourne, July 23 : ABC journalist Peter Lloyd, facing charges of drug trafficking in Singapore, will be released on 45,000 dollars bail.
Lloyd appeared before the court this afternoon accompanied by a friend, a local lawyer and ABC news boss John Cameron
Mohamed Mazlee Bin Abdul Malik, Lloyd's friend told the judge he had known the journalist and knew his family since mid-2007. He added that Lloyd would be under his "charge and care" if released, reports News.com.au
The judge ordered Lloyd's release on 45,000 dollars bail with conditions that he has to report to police three times a week, and remain contactable to authorities.
Lloyd will be released from the Subordintae Court as soon as the paperwork is completed.