A Canadian national has been sentenced to death by a court in China on charges of his involvement in drug trafficking.
The Chinese court on Tuesday sentenced Canadian citizen Fan Wei to death for producing and trafficking methamphetamine, a highly addictive and illegal psycho-stimulant drug.
Jiangmen Intermediate People’s Tribunal in Guangdong province in a statement said Fan Wei along with Chinese Wu Ziping had been involved in the drug trafficking between July and November in 2012, Efe news reported.
An American and a Chinese were also given death, however, the sentencing for the former will be suspended for two years while four Mexicans were sentenced life imprisonment.
All of them set up a drug manufacturing centre in Taishan, also in Guangdong where four other Chinese citizens played a secondary role who were given minor prison sentences.
They have 10 days to appeal their sentences.
According to Chinese criminal law, any person who traffics, imports, transports or manufactures opium in quantities greater than one kilo, or heroin in quantities more than 50 grams or other narcotics in large quantities, can be sentenced to 15 years in prison, life imprisonment or death, in addition to the confiscation of property.
Another Canadian national, Robert Lloyd Schellenberg, was sentenced to death this year by a Chinese court in the Liaoning for drug trafficking.