Kiwi arrested in Bali on drugs charges

Kiwi arrested in Bali on drugs charges

The Kiwi woman arrested Denpasar Airport for allegedly carrying methamphetamine has been named as Myra Williams.

Sources told Newshub the 27-year-old Taupo woman had flown to Bali from Melbourne on an AirAsia flight.

Her Facebook page says she's now living in Mornington, Victoria.

Kiwi arrested in Bali on drugs charges

Myra Williams  (Facebook)

Williams was arrested on Wednesday and found to have cannabis, ecstasy and methamphetamine in her system from a party in Melbourne. Police say they checked her because she looked suspicious and nervous. They allege a bag of meth weighing 0.34g fell out of her pocket.

The amount is below the threshold for the death penalty, but still carries a four to 12 year prison sentence.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says they're 'aware of the detention of a New Zealand citizen in Bali".

The New Zealand Embassy in Jakarta is in communication with local authorities and providing consular support, as well as talking to the woman's family.


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