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Australian arrested in Indonesia for drug possession

Published on May 27, 2014 11:57 AM

SURABAYA, Indonesia (AFP) - An Australian man faces up to 20 years in an Indonesian prison after being arrested with a stash of drugs in his possession, police said on Tuesday.

Andrew Roger, 53, was detained at a cafe he runs from his home in the city of Surabaya in eastern Java where he was rolling a marijuana cigarette with two friends, Surabaya police commissioner Setija Junianta said.

"From his home we seized marijuana, crystal methamphetamine, ketamine, ecstasy pills and Happy-5 pills (nimetazepam), and instruments to consume the drugs," Mr Junianta said.

"He admitted all the drugs and materials were his and said that they were only for personal use, not for distribution," he said.

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