8 Drug Traffickers Executed amid Intensified Crackdowns
Eight people who had been sentenced to death for drug production and trafficking were executed Thursday in China amid intensified crackdowns ahead of the annual international anti-drug day, which falls on Friday.
The Supreme People’s Court said six Chinese nationals, five men and one woman, were executed Thursday morning. They were involved in four cases of drug production, trafficking or selling.
The court did not disclose the locations of these executions. The death penalty is usually imposed by local courts and subject to review and approval by the Supreme People’s Court.
The six were Wang Xilin, Lu Gang, Zhou Zhenjun, Wang Li, Li Ersa and Yan Chaomin, the court said at a press conference. In their cases, more than 400 kilograms of various drugs, including heroin and methamphetamine, were manufactured, trafficked or sold.