An Australian and a Briton living on Bali have been arrested on suspicion of possessing hashish, an offence that can incur jail sentences of up to 20 years, Indonesian police have said.
Police found 7.32 grams of suspected hashish at the home of the 48-year-old Australian in Sanur. He led them to a 55-year-old Briton, who was found in possession of at least 10.09 grams of the same drug, as well as a bong, or water pipe.
Both suspects have lived in Bali for five years, police say.
Drug trafficking in Indonesia potentially carries a death penalty, and the country has faced international criticism for executions of drug traffickers, including those of a group including two Australians in 2015 which went ahead despite repeated pleas for mercy from governments and international human rights groups.
“For sure, we are building this case further to find the big dealer behind the origin of this (drugs),” said Gede Ganefo, head of narcotics units of Denpasar police.