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Two drug traffickers executed in China

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

today executed two men in southern Hainan province for trafficking over 5 kg of drugs.

Li Yongxin and Wei Jidong were executed after the Supreme People's approved their death sentences, said the No. 1 People's Intermediate of Hainan.

Both men were convicted of purchasing drugs in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, and transporting and selling them in Hainan between February and May of 2010.

All property belonging to the two executed was confiscated.

A total of 5.38 kg of drugs, mostly heroin, was recovered from the two men, Daily reported.

The in Hainan handed down the death sentence in December 2011.

The two men lodged an appeal but it was rejected by the Hainan Provincial Higher People's Court in November 2012.

Drug trafficking is a felony offence in

First Published: Wed, January 15 2014. 20:03 IST