Australian man arrested in Bali for drug possession

An Australian man is going through the opportunity of an extended jail time period in Bali after being arrested on the island for allegedly possessing methamphetamine.

9News understands police have claimed they discovered 0.82g of the drug in Nicholas Lee’s villa on Tuesday evening after raiding the property.

The 50-year-old from Western Australia has been accused of shopping for the medication in Kuta for about $150.

Australian mine employee Nicholas Lee has been arrested in Bali police for possessing methamphetamine. (Nine)

He now faces 12 years in jail if convicted.

Mr Lee, from Perth, had been in Bali for simply two weeks, visiting from Papua New Guinea the place he works in mining.

Representatives say he is distraught and apologises to household and pals.

Lawyer Edward Pankahira stated Mr Lee was upset about his choice and apologised to his household and pals, native media reviews.

Australian Nicholas Lee has been arrested in Bali for drug possession after police raided his villa on the island. (Nine)

“He said he had quit (stimulants) for four years … When he came to Bali, he started doing it again,” Mr Pankahira stated.

“He is very (regretted) about the situation.”



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