CHINA: PAIR EXECUTED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
June 23, 2010: two men convicted of selling and trafficking 12,242 grams of heroin to Taiwan were executed in southeast China's Fujian Province, Zhangzhou City's Intermediate People's Court announced. Chen Mingxiong and Jian Zhicheng were arrested in October 2007 and were later given the death penalty by the city court in Zhangzhou. The two appealed the death sentence, but a higher court upheld the sentence.
The death sentence was approved by the Supreme People's Court. (Sources: BBC, 26/06/2010)