Four other Australians who were with him on the yacht were previously acquitted because of lack of evidence.
Bougainville Police searched the boat [pictured with Mr Northcote on board] after a tip-off and found it was carrying a quantity of marijuana.
Buka District Magistrate, Vincent Linge, took into account that Nothcote was a first offender and his cooperation with police investigations.
Mr Linge said carrying drugs, no matter how small, was an offence and PNG does not tolerate people who do not respect the country’s laws.
He said that as
Mr Linge said genuine tourists are
The six months jail sentence will be served in Buka.
The yacht has been forfeited to the government