Australian tourist is rescued from sea off Bali before he's arrested

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Australian tourist rescued from off the coast of Bali after spending four days lost at sea is arrested when police 'find meth hidden under a bed on his boat' Anthony Haritos allegedly used the drugs to relieve pain after a painful fall The 63-year-old was rescued from the sea after being stranded for four days He could face up to 12 years in prison under Indonesia's strict anti-drug laws 

By Paula Ahillon For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 21:29 BST, 25 August 2019 | Updated: 23:07 BST, 25 August 2019

An Australian man who was rescued after being stranded at sea off Bali has allegedly been found with methamphetamine under the bed of his boat.

Anthony Haritos, 63, drifted off the coast of Sumba Island in Indonesia for four days after his catamaran was damaged by a freak wave. 

The Darwin businessman could up to face 12 years in prison under Indonesia's hard-line drug laws.

Anthony Haritos (pictured), 63, allegedly used the illicit substances to relieve pain after he fell from his catamaran, which led him to drift off the coast of Sumba Island in Indonesia for four days

Anthony Haritos (pictured), 63, allegedly used the illicit substances to relieve pain after he fell from his catamaran, which led him to drift off the coast of Sumba Island in Indonesia for four days

Haritos was arrested and charged with drug offences after police allegedly

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