China jails 9 over sale of fentanyl to US buyer
China on Thursday jailed nine people, one with a suspended death sentence, for illegally selling fentanyl to US buyers, the result of a joint investigation over a drug that has killed thousands of Americans. The US has long accused China of being the main source of the deadly opioid, with President Donald Trump saying in August that Beijing had reneged on its promise to crack down on sales of the drug. China’s narcotics bureau in 2017 seized 11.9 kilograms of fentanyl, the court said. A man surnamed Liu was given a death sentence with a two-year reprieve while eight others were given prison terms from six months to life, the Xingtai court said.