Australian boy, 14, sentenced in Bali for drugs

The teen was vacationing on Bali with his parents when he bought the drugs.

Updated: Nov 25, 2011, 13:01 PM IST

Bali: An Indonesian court has sentenced an Australian teen to two months in detention for buying marijuana while on the resort island of Bali.

That means he could be freed as early as next week, when taking into account time already served.

Presiding Judge Amzer Simanjuntak told the Denpasar district court on Friday that the 14-year-old had been found guilty of drug possession.

Under the country`s tough narcotics laws, he could have faced up to 12 years in jail. But the panel of three judges decided to be lenient because he pleaded guilty and expressed remorse for his crime.

The teen, who cannot be identified because of his age, was vacationing on Bali with his parents when he bought the drugs.

He`s been in an immigration detention centre since October 04.

Bureau Report