The Jakarta Post
Shocked: Faiq Akhtar is assisted after collapsing in Semarang District Court on Tuesday as he was sentenced to life imprisonment for smuggling 97 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine while his fellow pakistani got death penalty.(JP/Suherdjoko)The panel of judges at the Semarang District Court in Central Java has sentenced one of two Pakistani nationals found guilty of smuggling 97 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine to death.
In two separate trials, judges sentenced Faiq Akhtar to life imprisonment on Tuesday, while Muhammad Riaz was sentenced to death on Monday.
The two men were charged under the 2009 Narcotics Law for smuggling the drugs through Tanjung Emas Port in Semarang.
Another foreign national accused of involvement in the smuggling is US national Philip Russel, aka Kamran Muzaffar Malik, who will hear his verdict at the same court on Wednesday.