Three men have been executed in China's eastern Fujian province after being convicted of smuggling a drug, popular in the country's night clubs, across the Taiwan Strait.
Chen Tianlu, Xu Futai and Wang Zhenzong, all from China's Taiwan, were executed in Zhangzhou on Monday after the Supreme People's Court upheld the death sentences handed down by a trial court, Chinese state media reported on Tuesday citing court officials.
They were convicted of smuggling hundreds of kilograms of ketamine from Fujian to China's Taiwan by boat three years ago. Drug trafficking is a capital offense in China.
Beijing and Taipei had signed an agreement in 2009 to cooperate on combating cross-Strait crimes. By early 2012, police had jointly busted ten drug rings operating across the Taiwan Strait and arrested 110 suspects, including 39 Taiwanese, the report said.
by RTT Staff Writer
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