CHINA: THREE DRUG SMUGGLERS EXECUTED
June 24, 2015: three people were executed in the largest drug case to be heard in Liaoning Province.
Ma Min, Yao Hongguo and Li Na were found guilty of smuggling 2,000 methamphetamine pills and 36 kilograms of the drug, the Liaoning provincial higher people's court said in a press release.
Starting in May 2008, the three were involved in transporting drugs from the city of Shenzhen to sell in the city of Yingkou. They were arrested while collecting drugs from Yingkou Railway Station in May 2010.
Since the beginning of 2014, 2,365 drug traffickers in the Chinese capital have been punished, including 446 that were handed prison terms of more than five years.
More than 90 percent of drugs seized by China in 2014 came from the Golden Triangle in Southeast Asia, according to a report on drugs released on June 24. (Sources: Xinhua, 24/06/2015)