Perth teenager Jamie Murphy has been set free.
This morning, after Murphy was released from custody, Bali’s police chief Wayan Sumara confirmed that the white substance found in the 18-year-old’s possession at a Kuta nightclub on Tuesday morning was not an illicit drug.
It was a mixture of a pain killer “two types of cough medicine, and caffeine," he said.
Sumara alleged that a man gave Murphy the substance on the street. “According to the man in the street, [he said], ‘You can try this … that’s medicine… that’s better for your life.”
But lawyer Made Suarjana, who spoke on behalf of Murphy, said Murphy denies he bought the substance.
“He is very happy [to hear test results are negative],” said Suarjana. “He was never in possession of [an illegal drug].”
Suarjana said that Murphy, who had travelled to Bali with friends for a holiday, claimed the substance had appeared “like magic” when he was searched at the nightclub.