A former Bay of Plenty woman has been arrested in Bali on drugs charges, according to Australian media reports.

Former Rotorua resident Leeza Tracey Ormsby, 38, was arrested at a North Kuta villa on Wednesday, in possession of 159.56 grams of 'shabu' or methamphetamine, Agus Tri Waluyo, head of Denpasar's drug squad, according to AAP

It is believed she had been living in Sydney, Australia.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade said it was aware of the arrest.


"The Consul from the New Zealand Embassy in Jakarta is providing consular support and has visited the New Zealander. The Embassy's role is to monitor the New Zealander's welfare and ensure that they have the same rights as other detainees in Indonesia,'' the ministry said in a statement.