CHINA: 3 EXECUTED, 4 SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
June 25, 2013: three men were executed in south China's Hainan Province for trafficking methamphetamine, ketamine and heroin, a local court said.
Wang Yihuan was convicted of transporting and selling more than 7.9 kilos of ketamine, according to the Intermediate People's Court of the provincial capital of Haikou.
Wu Songlin was found guilty of trafficking 1.15kilos of methamphetamine, while Hou Liangqin was convicted of selling more than 540 grams of heroin and 290 grams of methamphetamine.
In a separate case, four drug dealers were sentenced to death in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, according to the municipal Intermediate People's Court.
The four dealers purchased drugs on 26 November 2011 in Nansan Township in the city of Lincang. One of them, Yue Jintian, was arrested by police at a toll station the next day. Police found a pistol, eight bullets, an ammunition clip and 14 grams of methamphetamine in his SUV.
The other three dealers, namely Cheng Xinpei, Li Jinwu and Li Liming, ran away but were later caught by police. Police discovered 27.5 kilos of methamphetamine in the trunk of the car they abandoned.
Yue Jintian and Cheng Xinpei were sentenced to death, while Li Jinwu and Li Liming were given death penalty with reprieve. (Sources: Xinhua, 26/06/2013)