Perth man held in Bali after drugs bust

A Perth man is behind bars in Bali after being arrested for allegedly attempting to smuggle heroin and methamphetamine on to the the island.

Jeff Welton was stopped after arriving on a flight from Vietnam two weeks ago.

The avid surfer and diving instructor currently lives in Bali.

Camera IconJeff Welton. Credit: 9NEWS/supplied

Police said a search uncovered eight grams of heroin and a small amount of methamphetamine in a condom allegedly hidden on the 51-year-old.

His lawyer said the drugs were for personal use and is pushing for him to be treated at a rehabilitation centre.

“He’s an addict — he put eight grams of heroin in his body,” his lawyer told 9NEWS.

“The urine test from him is positive for heroin.”

His lawyer said if found guilty, Mr Welton could spend up to 20 years in jail.

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