Two drug dealers receive death sentences in SW China

Xinhua
Two kilograms of methamphetamine, 3.2 kilograms of semi-finished methamphetamine, and 2,000 magu pills were seized during a police raid on July 5, 2016
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Two drug dealers have been given death sentences with a two-year reprieve, by a court in Mianyang, southwest China's Sichuan Province.

The ruling was announced by the Mianyang Intermediate People's Court on Monday.

The drug dealing and manufacturing case, which involves 82 people, is the largest that the province has ever seen, according to Sichuan police.

After a four-month investigation, police raided the drug gang based in Mianyang on July 5, 2016. Two kilograms of methamphetamine, 3.2 kilograms of semi-finished methamphetamine, and 2,000 magu pills, a stimulant composed of methamphetamine and caffeine were seized. Five vehicles were confiscated and more than 1.3 million yuan (195,000 U.S. dollars) was frozen.

Two people from the same gang were given life sentences, one given 15 years in prison and another one year in prison, the court said.

The rest of the gang were punished by administrative detention or sent to compulsory treatment, according to the court.


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