25 Feb 2014

Woman held in Bali 'knew nothing of drugs'

2:45 pm on 25 February 2014

The lawyer of a New Zealand woman being held in Bali says his client had no knowledge of drugs found in a raid at the villa where she was staying.

The lawyer, Ari Soenardi, says Leeza Ormsby only had the key to the drawer where drugs were found because all the villa's keys were linked together.

He says she'd been given them by a friend of a friend and was only there to collect her clothes.

Rotorua-born Ms Ormsby, 37, who lives in Sydney, was arrested nearly two weeks ago, but Mr Soenardi says he still doesn't know what charges she will face.

Indonesian police are also talking to Interpol for help in contacting a Sydney musician, Azaria Byrne, who rented the villa.