SINGAPORE?An Australian television journalist was freed from a Singapore jail Tuesday after serving nearly seven months of his 10-month sentence for drug offenses, a prison spokeswoman said.
Peter Lloyd, the former New Delhi-based correspondent for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, was jailed on December 2 after pleading guilty to all three drug charges.
"It is confirmed that he was released today," a spokeswoman for Singapore's Changi Prison told AFP without giving other details.
Judge Hamidah Ibrahim on December 2 sentenced Lloyd to eight months for possessing the stimulant methamphetamine and another eight months for consuming it. The sentences were to run concurrently.
Lloyd received an additional two months in jail for possessing drug paraphernalia stained with ketamine, an anaesthetic which is commonly used at dance parties.
It was unclear whether Lloyd would return to Australia.