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In the second paragraph, it states that Mr Shaikh had been duped into
being a drug mule with promises of a career in pop music if he smuggled
heroin to China. The words 'if he smuggled heroin to China' were
inadvertently added during the editing process and should be disregarded.
It is the author's understanding that Mr Shaikh was not aware of the
illegal contents of the suitcase he was given to take into China.
The following information is from the Reprieve website:
"Akmal told the officials that he did not know anything about the drugs,
and that the suitcase did not belong to him. He aided the Chinese
authorities with their inquiries and it appears that he told them as much
as he could about the incident."