The boy with his father at the immigration office at Ngurah Rai airport. Picture by Hansel NashyoA Morisset Park boy who had been in custody in Bali for two months was due to arrive home today.
There have been reports the plane he was on has landed in Sydney, but no confirmation as yet.
The 14-year-old was caught with about $25 worth of marijuana on October 4.
He was released on Sunday morning.
Bonnells Bay resident and friend Jake Horadam said he was looking forward to the teen’s return.
‘‘I’ve only just found out he’s coming home [already, but] we’re pretty happy he’s coming home,’’ Horadam said.
‘‘We’ll have something [to celebrate] in a couple of weeks.’’
The Lake Macquarie schoolboy was happy to be returning home, however he had to go through a stop at Kerobokan Prison before being taken to an immigration facility ahead of his departure.
Last week, he was sentenced to two months in prison after being convicted on one count of drug use.
Time already served made him eligible for release on Sunday.
Meantime, Nine Entertainment has again denied reports it has done a six-figure deal with the teen to tell his story.
“The network categorically has not done any deal with the family,” a Nine spokeswoman said this morning.
Celebrity agent Max Markson told the ABC his understanding was the boy, who has not been named, and his family had a deal worth about $300,000 with Channel Nine and its magazines but they “haven’t signed the contract”.
With The Sydney Morning Herald