Drug deal­ers sen­tenced to death

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Shenyang: A court in north­east China’s Liaon­ing Prov­ince has sen­tenced nine mem­bers of a drugdeal­ing gang, with four of them sen­tenced to death or a sus­pended death penalty, the court said on Fri­day. The rul­ing was handed down by the Shenyang City In­ter­me­di­ate Peo­ple’s Court on Thurs­day. Gang leader Chen Xuhong, 55, and Zhu Guobao re­ceived the death penalty for deal­ing and trans­port­ing drugs. Shi Xiao­mao and Liu Zhong­tao were sen­tenced to death with a twoyear re­prieve, said the court in a writ­ten state­ment.

The other five re­ceived prison terms rang­ing from two and half years to 10 years. The court found the gang trans­ported and sold up to 33kilo­grammes of metham­phetamine start­ing in May 2014. The state­ment did not men­tion whether the de­fen­dants would file an ap­peal. Source: Xin­hua

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