Two drug traffickers gets death penalty in China

August 8th, 2010 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS  

Beijing, Aug 7 (IANS) Two drug traffickers, including a Chinese French citizen, were sentenced to death Saturday for manufacturing, transporting and dealing large amount of crystal methamphetamine, known as “ice”, in south China’s Guangdong province.
Chan Thao Phoumy, a 47-year-old Chinese French, and Xie Weiming, also had their personal assets confiscated, Xinhua reported.

The two were part of a eight-member drug ring which had manufactured tons of ice drugs between 1999 and 2003 in Guangdong and central Henan province, a local court of Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong, heard.

Two other traffickers in the ring were sentenced to death but with a two-year reprieve.

Three others were jailed for life while one man was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment.

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