Corby s boyfriend arrested in Bali on drug charges: reports
There are reports that the boyfriend of convicted drug smuggler Schapelle Corby has been detained in Bali on drug charges.

Schapelle Corby's parole officer says the reported arrest of her boyfriend on drug charges will not affect the convicted Australian drug trafficker.

Corby was released on parole from Bali's infamous Kerobokan Prison in February, after serving nearly a decade behind bars for attempting to smuggle about four kilograms of marijuana into Indonesia.

Police say her boyfriend Ben Panangian, 32, was allegedly caught with marijuana in a Bali street, and more drugs were found inside a wardrobe at his Kuta home.

Panangian was reportedly arrested in Nusa Dua on August 20.


Pictures have emerged of six prisoners paraded before Denpasar police as part of a drug bust. Photo: 7News

Corby was released from jail in February but must stay away from drugs and crime as part of her parole conditions, which also require her to stay in Bali under monthly supervision.

A Denpasar police spokesman would not confirm whether Corby would be investigated, saying the pair's relationship was not clear.

However, international law expert Don Rothwell said: "It will immediately cast a shadow over whether she is complying with her parole conditions."

The boyfriend (pictured) of convicted drug smuggler Schapelle Corby has been detained in Bali on drugs charges. Photo: New Idea

Panangian was allegedly busted by police while they were conducting another raid in Nusa Dua, News Corp reports.

It is also reported Panangian threw two packages on the street after he was approached by officers.

Pictures emerged on Friday of six prisoners paraded before Denpasar police as part of a major drug bust.

Some reports claim the sting was a set-up due to Corby's high profile.

Corby's boyfriend made headlines in 2013 when he helped pull passengers out of the Lion Air plane that plunged into the sea off Bali. Photo: AAP

A Denpasar police spokesman on Friday would not confirm whether Corby would be investigated, saying the pair's relationship was not clear.

He was released from prison ahead of Corby, but since her release in February, they have been photographed together in Kuta.

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