CHINA: 4 SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR DRUG OFFENCES
October 16, 2013: A court in northeast China's Jilin Province sentenced four drug dealers to death.
A drug trafficking gang of 11 members received sentences ranging from three-year jail term to death penalty at Changchun City Intermediate People's Court.
Among them, four people, surnamed Zhang, Xu, Xia and Ni, were confirmed to have produced or trafficked 3.5 kg, 3 kg, 1.5 kg and 2.4 kg of methamphetamine or methamphetamine tablets respectively, with guns involved.
Two others received death penalty with a two-year reprieve, four were jailed for life and the other one was jailed for three years. (Sources: Xinhua, 16/10/2013)