Drug producers executed in south China

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Two drug makers were executed Friday in south China's Hainan Province for manufacturing drugs, according to a local court.

The two offenders, identified by their surnames as Xie and Tian only, were the prime culprits of a drug-manufacturing case. In early July of 2015, Xie and Tian who were locals of south China's Guangdong Province conspired to secretly fund the manufacturing of ketamine in a valley in Wenxi Village, Suichuan County in east China's Jiangxi Province, said the First Intermediate People's Court of Hainan.

The local public security department launched a raid on July 11, 2015, and seized a total of 3.5 tonnes of drugs and raw materials for producing the drugs at the plant.

The local police apprehended 13 suspects involved in the case from July 11, 2015 to Sept. 13, 2016.

The court sentenced Xie and Tian to death in the first trial on June 26, 2017. All their properties were also confiscated, according to the verdict. Other suspects were convicted and given jail terms ranging from fixed-term imprisonment to life imprisonment and the death penalty with probation.

Xie and Tian appealed after the trial. The Hainan Provincial Higher People's Court rejected their appeal and upheld the sentences of the previous trial on Dec. 18, 2017.

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