However, the court deemed the quantum of punishment for Schellenberg was way too lenient given the grave nature of his crime and ordered a retrial of the case.
Earlier in the day, Schellenberg told the court that he was being falsely implicated.
He refuted the charges of smuggling over 200 kg of methamphetamine in China
Though Wanzhou has been granted bail, she faces possible extradition to the US.
Her arrest is followed by the detention of two Canadians by the Chinese authorities who Beijing accuses of endangering national security.
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