- Title: Indonesian court jails American for ife for drug smuggling
- Date: 16th November 2016
- Summary: SEMARANG, CENTRAL JAVA PROVINCE, INDONESIA (NOVEMBER 16, 2016) (REUTERS) AMERICAN KAMRAN MALIK (ORANGE SHIRT), ALSO KNOWN AS PHILLIP RUSSEL, SITTING IN COURT MALIK MALIK AND TRANSLATOR LISTENING TO VERDICT READ OUT BY PRESIDING JUDGE NOER ALI ALI READING VERDICT ONE OF THE THREE JUDGES LISTENING TO VERDICT MALIK TALKING TO TRANSLATOR (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) PRESIDING JUDGE NOER ALI SAYING: "(The court hereby) sentenced the defendant for his role in the case with life imprisonment." MALIK'S LAWYER WRITING TRANSLATOR TALKING TO ALI TRANSLATOR TALKING TO ALI/SITTING DOWN MALIK TALKING TO TRANSLATOR MALIK WALKING TOWARDS HIS LAWYER, FREDI / SITTING DOWN FREDI TALKING TO MALIK MALIK WALKING BACK TO SIT IN FRONT OF JUDGES
- Embargoed: 1st December 2016 17:40
- Keywords: Drugs Indonesia crystal meth American smuggling
- Location: SEMARANG, INDONESIA
- City: SEMARANG, INDONESIA
- Country: Indonesia
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice,Judicial Process/Court Cases/Court Decisions
- Reuters ID: LVA00158P3RRB
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:EDITORS PLEASE NOTE THIS EDIT CONTAINS PART AUDIO QUALITY AS INCOMING
An Indonesian court sentenced an American to life in prison on Wednesday (November 16) for smuggling a large quantity of crystal meth into the country from China.
The district court in the port city of Semarang, the provincial capital of Central Java, found Kamran Malik guilty of smuggling 97 kilograms of the drug inside generator sets being imported from China.
Malik, who is also known as Phillip Russel, was arrested in January with seven others involved in a smuggling ring that Judge Noor Ali described as "a Pakistani network". The judge said Malik dealt with the finances.
"(The court hereby) sentenced the defendant for his role in the case with life imprisonment," Ali told the court.
On Monday (November 14), the same court sentenced to death the Pakistani ringleader, Muhammad Riaz, Indonesian state news agency Antara reported.
Another Pakistani in the group, Faiq Akhtar, was sentenced to life on Tuesday (November 15), local media reported, while five others, all Indonesians, received lighter sentences.
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