Two drug traffickers receive death penalty in south China

10:02, August 08, 2010      

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Two drug traffickers, including a Chinese French citizen, were sentenced to death Saturday for manufacturing, transporting and dealing large amounts of crystal methamphetamine, known as "ice", in south China's Guangdong Province.

Chan Thao Phoumy, a 47-year-old Chinese French, and Xie Weiming, also had their personal assets confiscated, according to the sentence handed down by the Intermediate People's Court of Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong.

The eight-member drug ring had manufactured tons of ice drugs between 1999 and 2003 in Guangdong and central Henan Province, and they sold the drugs on many occasions, the court heard.

Two other traffickers in the ring, Li Yunfeng and Xian Jinbai, were sentenced to death but with a two-year reprieve.

Three others were jailed for life while one other man was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment, according to the court.

Source: Xinhua


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