Leeza Tracey Ormsby
A Sydney musician who stayed at the same Bali villa as
Kiwi woman Leeza Ormsby - now facing up to 20 years in jail for
drugs charges - says she is innocent, an Australian news outlet
According to the Sunday Telegraph, musician Azaria Byrne and
his partner had been booked for three nights at the luxury
villa in the Denpasar suburb of Dalung.
Because they only planned to stay for two nights, Mr Byrne
let one of his friends use it for their final night of
He and his partner handed over the keys before they left for
the Ngurah Rai Airport that evening, he told the Telegraph.
The next day, Bali police raided the villa and allegedly
found methamphetamine, ecstasy and marijuana. At the time,
the villa was registered under Mr Byrne's name, the Telegraph
Ormsby has been charged in relation to the drug raid. She is
originally from Rotorua and is understood to have been living
"I think she's innocent," Mr Byrne told the Telegraph.
"This came as an absolute surprise and shock to me. I'm never
going to Bali again."
Mr Byrne said he had only met Ormsby at a dinner on his final
night in Bali.
"As far I know, no one I spent time with on the trip had
drugs or would be involved in something like this," he told
Azaria Byrne is a member of Sydney band the Art. According to
the Telegraph, he paid three million rupiah ($310) for a
three-night deal in the luxury villa.
Balinese drug laws:
* Under Indonesian law, all of the substances allegedly found
on Ormsby are classed as the equivalent of New Zealand's
Class A drugs and carry the stiffest penalty.
* Anyone convicted of possession faces four to 12 years'
imprisonment and fines of up to $820,000.
* For more than 1kg of "raw" drugs such as marijuana or more
than 5g of "processed drugs" including methamphetamine, a
maximum sentence of life imprisonment can be imposed.
* Traffickers face between five and 15 years' jail and fines
of more than $1 million. The death penalty may also be