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Brit cleared of drug trafficking in Bali

British man Paul Beales has been cleared of being involved in an alleged international drug trafficking ring in Bali, but was found guilty of possessing hashish, and received a four year jail sentence.

Mr Beales was arrested a part of a sting operation into international drug trafficking in the island, and if convicted, could have faced the death penalty.

After the verdict and sentence was announced yesterday, Mr Beales hugged his legal team, and left the court smiling. His lawyer said he accepted the verdict and would not appeal.