Matthew Backhouse is a NZME. News Service journalist based in Auckland.

Kiwi in Bali drug bust questioned by police

Leeza Ormsby.
Leeza Ormsby.

The New Zealander arrested in a drugs raid on a villa in Bali has reportedly been interviewed by Indonesian police overnight.

Rotorua-born Leeza Ormsby, 37, was arrested after police allegedly found methamphetamine, ecstasy and marijuana at the luxury villa in the Denpasar suburb of Dalung on February 12.

Ms Ormsby, a Sydney resident, was arrested with the keys to the villa.

She was interviewed by Indonesian police overnight, One News reported today.

The report said police sneaked Ms Ormsby into an interview room under the cover of darkness to avoid media getting shots of her.

Ms Ormsby's lawyer has vehemently denied the drugs were hers, and said she only had the keys to the villa to collect her laptop and clothes from the house.


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