Australian teen freed from Bali drug detention

AP News
Posted: Dec 04, 2011 12:50 AM
Australian teen freed from Bali drug detention

A 14-year-old Australian boy has been released after serving two months in an Indonesian detention center for buying drugs while vacationing with his family on the resort island of Bali.

The teenager wore a mask to hide his face from photographers as he walked out of the immigration detention center on Sunday with his parents.

The boy, who cannot be named because of his age, has promised to enter a drug rehabilitation program after returning home to Morrisset Park, just north of Sydney.

He was arrested Oct. 4 and could have faced 12 years in detention under Indonesia's tough narcotics laws. The court decided last week to be lenient because he admitted having bought 0.13 ounces (3.6 grams) of marijuana and repeatedly expressed remorse.