NZer arrested in Bali on drugs charges

A New Zealander has been arrested in Bali on drugs related charges and consular support is being offered.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade said it was aware of the arrest.

"The Consul from the New Zealand Embassy in Jakarta is providing consular support and has visited the New Zealander. The Embassy's role is to monitor the New Zealander's welfare and ensure that they have the same rights as other detainees in Indonesia," the ministry said in a statement.

"As is the case with all hearings involving New Zealand citizens, the Ministry cannot comment on the investigation or interfere in the judicial proceedings of another country. Neither the individual nor their family wishes to speak to media and have asked that their privacy be respected."

The woman was found with quantities of methamphetamine and marijuana, 3 News reported local media as saying.

It is believed she had been living in Australia.


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