4 Nov 2014

NZer to be released from Bali prison

9:08 am on 4 November 2014

New Zealander Leeza Ormsby is preparing to leave Bali's Kerobokan Prison after serving nine months for being caught with half a marijuana joint.

Leeza Ormsby during her trial.

Leeza Ormsby during her trial. Photo: AFP

The New Zealander was caught up in a drug raid while holidaying on the island in February.

She told the court she had a history of drug use and the judges treated her leniently, sentencing her to 10 months in jail. She could have been jailed for up to 12 years under Indonesian law.

She will be released on 12 November, AAP reports.

Her lawyer, Ari Soenardi, told Morning Report her sentence has been reduced because of her good behaviour in prison. He said it was understood she would be deported to New Zealand.

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