05 Dec '11, 2am

Bali drugs boy arrives home in Australia

Bali drugs boy arrives home in Australia

SYDNEY: A 14-year-old Australian boy convicted of drug possession on the Indonesian resort island of Bali arrived back in Sydney on Monday after two months in detention. The high school student, whose fate had been the focus of intense diplomatic discussions between the near neighbours, evaded the waiting media after landing at Sydney Airport on Monday morning. But the Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed his return. "It is welcome news that the boy has now returned home to Australia following completion of his sentence," a spokeswoman said. The boy, who wore a balaclava to hide his identity and whose family have requested privacy, was released from Indonesian custody at the weekend and left the resort island accompanied by his father. The teen had admitted to carrying 6.9 grams (quarter of an ounce) of marijuana when he was arrested on October 4 in the tourist area of ...

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