Christian Beasley recaptured after escaping Bali's Kerobokan prison using a ladder

Christian Beasley recaptured after escaping Bali's Kerobokan prison using a ladder

Christian Beasley recaptured after escaping Bali's Kerobokan prison using a ladder

Updated 18 December 2017, 20:25 AEDT

Christian Beasley, who is believed to have cut through bars in the ceiling of his cell before scaling a perimeter wall, is recaptured by Indonesian police a week after his escape.

Indonesian police have recaptured a US citizen who escaped a week ago from an overcrowded prison on the holiday island of Bali, the jail's second breakout of foreign inmates this year.

Cristian Beasley from California was rearrested on Sunday, Badung Police chief Yudith Satria Hananta said, without providing further details.

Beasley is a suspect in crimes related to narcotics, but had not been sentenced when he escaped.

The 32-year-old is believed to have cut through bars in the ceiling of his cell before scaling a perimeter wall of the prison in an area being refurbished.

Kerobokan prison, about 10 kilometres from the main tourist beaches in the Kuta area, often holds foreigners facing drug-related charges.

Representatives of Beasley could not immediately be reached for comment.

In June, an Australian, a Bulgarian, an Indian and a Malaysian tunnelled to freedom about 12 metres under Kerobokan prison's walls.

The Indian and the Bulgarian were caught soon after in neighbouring East Timor, but Australian Shaun Edward Davidson and Malaysian Tee Kok King remain at large.

Davidson has taunted authorities by saying he was enjoying life in various parts of the world, in purported posts on Facebook.

Kerobokan has housed a number of well-known foreign drug convicts, including Australian Schappelle Corby, whose 12.5-year sentence for marijuana smuggling got huge media attention.

Reuters