China executes drug traffickers in south China

16:56, June 26, 2010      

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Two drug dealers convicted of selling and trafficking 12,242 grams of heroin to Taiwan were executed in southeast China's Fujian Province, local court announced Saturday.

Chen Mingxiong and Jian Zhicheng were executed on June 23, according to the Zhangzhou City's Intermediate People's Court.

Chen and Jian were arrested in October 2007 and were later given the death penalty by the city court in Zhangzhou, the local court said.

The two appealed the death sentence, but a higher court upheld the sentence.

The death sentence was approved by the Supreme People's Court.

Saturday is the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:王寒露)

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