CONVICTED drug smuggler Schapelle Corby appears to have been cleared of any link to an Adelaide man facing drug charges with whom she has been photographed.
The man in the photographs, taken at Bail's Kerobokan prison where Corby is serving a 15-year sentence for trying to smuggle cannabis into the Indonesian resort island, says he visited her twice last year, News Ltd papers reported today.
Malcolm McCauley said the visits were as a tourist only.
"A mate and I were in Bali and we thought we'd go and have a look-see in court," Mr McCauley said.
Mr McCauley first met Corby in May last year after her mother Rosleigh Rose introduced them.
Mr McCauley's story matches that of Ms Rose who said she took the men to see her daughter in prison after meeting them earlier.
Bali prosecutors have shown interest in seeking access to the photographs ahead of Corby's appeal against the jail term.
The photographs were originally thought to have been taken before the 28-year-old Queensland woman was arrested on October 8 2004 when customs officers at Bali's airport found 4.1kg of marijuana in her unlocked luggage.