CHINA: 3 EXECUTED, 2 SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
June 25, 2013: two men, Yang Jiande and Yuan Tingchang, were executed in east China's Fujian Province for trafficking methamphetamine and heroin, the Fujian Provincial Higher People's Court said.
Yang was convicted of hiring people to transport nearly 4.9 kilograms of methamphetamine in China between April and September 2010. He was also convicted of illegally possessing five guns, according to the court.
Yuan was convicted of purchasing and selling 1.78 kilograms of heroin in Guangzhou, between February and July 2010.
Separately, another man in east China's Zhejiang Province was also executed for drug trafficking after the Supreme People's Court approved his death sentence, according to the Intermediate People's Court of Wenzhou City. The man surnamed Chen was found guilty of buying 3 kilograms of methamphetamine in Wuhan, Hubei Province, in 2011, then transporting it in shoe boxes and selling it in Wenzhou.
The Intermediate People's Court of Wenzhou City also handed down two verdicts in two other separate cases, sentencing a 49-year-old man surnamed Luo and a 32-year-old man surnamed Wei to death for trafficking methamphetamine and heroin in 2012. (Sources: Xinhua, 25/06/2013)