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    ‘Solo Man’ in an iconic ad from the 1980s has been arrested with drugs in Cambodia

    The man who starred as the ‘Solo Man’ in an iconic ad from the 1980s has been arrested in Cambodia after being allegedy found with drugs.


    The star of the iconic ‘Solo Man’ Schweppes drink ad has been arrested for alleged drug activity in Cambodia, after earlier prison terms in the same country and in Thailand.
    Mark Robert Coutelas was once the face of the Schweppes fizzy lemon drink Solo, featuring in a popular mid-1980s TV commercial series, Solo Lemon, The Thirst Crusher.
    In the ads the then fit and muscly 35-year-old did man-of-action feats like canoeing off a cliff or whitewater rafting rapids before downing a can of Solo as a reward for his efforts.
    According to the Kampot Provincial Police, at 4.30am on Friday, September 25, specialised forces raided Coutelas’ home at Kampong Bay South Village, Kampot City in southwestern Cambodia.
    In a crackdown on drug trafficking and distribution, police seized five drug packages, including four packages of white crystalline powder plus a package of cannabis.

    Last week’s Cambodian police mugshot of Mark Coutelas, 60, the one-time action man looks totally different from his days as the 'Solo Man' in the Schweppes drink ads.Source:Supplied


    Coutelas as ‘Solo Man’ in the 1980s when he starred in the Schweppes drink ad series performing man-of-action feats like canoeing off cliff faces.Source:Supplied


    The cannabis and white crystalline powder allegedly found in the home of Coutelas in southern Cambodia.Source:Supplied

    They arrested Coutelas, 60, and a female companion, Tok Chany, and detained them in custody for questioning. It is not known if she has been charged.
    Ms Chany, 35, comes from Kampong Speu Province, outside the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh, 150km north of where she was arrested with Coutelas.
    Coutelas was arrested in 2017 in the coastal Cambodian resort of Sihanoukville in 2017, for using and selling methamphetamine, or ice.
    Then aged 57, he was jailed on charges of unlawful transporting or trafficking of narcotics.
    He was also arrested in Phuket, Thailand in 2014 in possession of crystal methamphetamine, possession of an illegal hand gun and ammunition, and was sentenced to two years in prison.
    In 2015, he was released early on parole, then deported.

    Mark Coutelas in 2017 with fellow arrestees, when he was charged for selling methamphetamine in the coast resort of Sihanoukville.Source:Supplied


    His current co-accused, Tok Chany, 35.Source:Supplied


    Mark Coutelas a few years ago.Source:Supplied


    The former Sydney private schoolboy’s social media page is littered with photos of him enjoying the company of young women. Picture: Facebook.Source:Supplied

    Coutelas, a former Sydney private schoolboy, who studied science and anatomy at Sydney University, worked as an osteopath and chiropractor in Australia.
    In 2016, he moved to Cambodia and set up a practise called Back Pain Solutions in Sihanoukville but was arrested the following year and the business closed down.
    His social media pages are full of images of him enjoying the company of young women and quotes like “Life is too important to take seriously.”



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    Looks like he's with an LB in the first pic. Just another grubby meat head from Australasia. Into uppers , steroids and LBs.

    Why did he get such a small sentence in Thailand ? This cvnts 9 lives are running out
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    I'll give him just a tiny bit of credit for having an interesting life. At times. But maybe not. The guy is a scammy freak

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    New prison business will be Bum Pain Solutions.
    Assuming there are some.

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    Apparently hair oil is a top seller in prison shops.
    Even for skinhead customers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    Just another grubby meat head from Australasia
    "Australasia"? He's from "Australasia"? How dense are you?





    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    ‘Solo Man’ in an iconic ad from the 1980s
    Remember them well . . .




    . . . and the music - iconic Aussie

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    "Australasia"? He's from "Australasia"? How dense are you?







    Remember them well . . .




    . . . and the music - iconic Aussie
    Australasia comprises Australia, New Zealand, and some neighbouring islands.Oxford atlas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    Australasia comprises Australia, New Zealand, and some neighbouring islands.Oxford atlas
    So he is from all of them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    So he is from all of them?
    There's a lot of fuck wittery from that part of the world lately , so bunching them together is warranted. He's an Aussy version of Tim Sharky Ward. Both utter fuckwits from Australasia.

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    Always thought Mr Solo was a bit of a tosser even when chest hair was big.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    Australasia comprises Australia, New Zealand, and some neighbouring islands.Oxford atlas
    Ok, two things . . . dissect the word 'Australasia', what do you get?

    Now . . . instead of being entirely obtuse explain how he is from 'Australasia'?


    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    Coutelas, a former Sydney private schoolboy, who studied science and anatomy at Sydney University, worked as an osteopath and chiropractor in Australia.
    I'll make it easier for you . . . does he look like he might be from PNG? Look at the ad again. Fiji? Samoa? Some definitions could mean he is from Japan or China. Look at him again . . . watch the ad.

    'Australasia'?

    Instead of continuing to dig your hole deeper and deeper, as you always do instead of accepting you wrote something odd . . .


    I guess in your world you'd refer to yourself as being from the North Atlantic Lithospheric area

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Ok, two things . . . dissect the word 'Australasia', what do you get?

    Now . . . instead of being entirely obtuse explain how he is from 'Australasia'?




    I'll make it easier for you . . . does he look like he might be from PNG? Look at the ad again. Fiji? Samoa? Some definitions could mean he is from Japan or China. Look at him again . . . watch the ad.

    'Australasia'?

    Instead of continuing to dig your hole deeper and deeper, as you always do instead of accepting you wrote something odd . . .


    I guess in your world you'd refer to yourself as being from the North Atlantic Lithospheric area
    What if I want to refer to ppl from Australia and NZ ?

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    What are New Zealand and Australia referred to as a region?

    Generally, Australia and New Zealand (and often Papua New Guinea and some other nearby islands) are referred to as Australasia. Despite the sound of the name, it is not a combination of Australia and Asia. Austral is the Latin word for south, so the region is actually South of Asia.

    Importantly, Australasia does not usually include the South Pacific islands like Fiji, Vanuatu, Tonga or the islands of Polynesia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    ooks like he's with an LB in the first pic. Just another grubby meat head from Australasia. Into uppers , steroids and LBs.

    Why did he get such a small sentence in Thailand ? This cvnts 9 lives are running out
    Yeah, well he was caught selling crystal meth from his apartment, a loaded gun and a ladyboy. Caught again a few weeks later but tiny amounts. After a year they deported him.

    He looks grubby and used and a complete waster that you would not want anywhere near you. Guess the Thais just wanted rid of him, more petty crime would have followed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    "Australasia"? He's from "Australasia"? How dense are you?







    Remember them well . . .




    . . . and the music - iconic Aussie
    I used to like that stuff, do they still make it?

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    Yeh, they still make it. But I like Schweppes bitter lemon better.

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    Maybe because it has even more sugar than Coke ....
    But yes, it's good.

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