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Chinese national and a Canadian handed the death sentence for drugs

They produced 63.8 kilograms of methamphetamine

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/NOVOSTIVl/ A Chinese court in South China's Guangdong Province on Tuesday handed the death sentence to a Chinese national and a Canadian for selling and producing drugs in a large cross-border case that also resulted in various sentences for US and Mexican nationals. This article appeared in the Global Times.

The Jiangmen Intermediate People's Court sentenced a total of 11 people, including a Canadian, an American and four Mexicans, in the case involving 63.8 kilograms of methamphetamine and 365.9 grams of dimethyl amphetamine, according to a brief statement on the court's website.

"The drugs they sold and produced were of especially large quantity and their crimes were extremely serious," the statement said.

One American and four Mexicans, whose real names were not clear in the statement, also received various sentences from the case, including a death sentence with a two-year reprieve and life imprisonment.

It was not clear in the statement who was sentenced to death and who received life imprisonment.

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