CHINA Two Myanmar drug dealers sentenced to death in SW China

CHINA

Two Myanmar drug dealers sentenced to death in SW China

Xinhua

01:22, May 03, 2018

129085646_14666814742271n.jpg

(Photo: Xinhua)

A court in southwest China's Yunnan Province Wednesday sentenced two people from Myanmar to death for drug trafficking and killing a Chinese policeman.

One was convicted of shooting dead a policeman in in Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture on Nov. 4, 2016, according to the intermediate people's court in Xishuangbanna.

The other man and two accomplices escaped and fled back to Myanmar, but were detained and turned over to police. They were handed over to Chinese police on Nov. 6, 2016, together with one handgun and 11 bullets.

During the operation, police in Xishuangbanna seized 17.2 kg of methamphetamine, also known as ice, as well as one handgun and nine bullets.

The two accomplices were sentenced to life and 15 years in prison, respectively.

The four have lodged appeals against the verdicts.

Yunnan, which borders the notorious "Golden Triangle" of Myanmar, Laos and Thailand, is at the forefront of China's anti-drug efforts.


Related Stories

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy to comply with the latest laws and regulations. The updated policy explains the mechanism of how we collect and treat your personal data. You can learn more about the rights you have by reading our terms of service. Please read them carefully. By clicking AGREE, you indicate that you have read and agreed to our privacy policies

Agree and continue