Man caught with 5kg of meth gets death sentence

A man who stashed nearly 5 kilograms of drugs in his car door panels has been sentenced to death with two-year reprieve, according to Shanghai No. 1 Intermediate People's Court.

A man who stashed nearly 5 kilograms of drugs in his car door panels has been sentenced to death with two-year reprieve, according to Shanghai No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court.

The man, surnamed Lu, managed to contact a drug seller on the Internet in April 2017. They reached a deal on 4.93 kilograms of methamphetamine, according to the court.

On April 5 last year, Lu rented a car from east China’s Jiangsu Province and drove all the way down to south China’s Guangdong Province to trade with the seller. In a lane near the toll gate of the expressway, Lu spent 250,000 yuan (US$38,632) buying five packages of methamphetamine.

Lu wrapped the packaged drugs with tape and towel. He opened the panel of a front door and a rear door and jammed the drugs in the middle.

When he drove by Shanghai, police stopped and nabbed him. Inside the door panels, police confiscated the narcotics.

According to China’s Criminal Law, punishment ranges from 15 years or more behind bars to the death penalty for the trafficking of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, or 1,000 grams or more of opium or heroin.

Lu was granted a reprieve as he admitted guilt, the court said.


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