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Drug dealer executed in E China

Updated: 2013-02-28 20:06

FUZHOU - A drug dealer who was convicted for selling methamphetamine after being released from prison for related offenses was executed in East China's Fujian province on Thursday, a court official said.

Deng Wei, 35 and a native of Chongqing, was sentenced to six-month's imprisonment by a Chongqing court in September 2009, after being convicted of using and illegally possessing drugs.

After his release from prison, Deng sold more than 1,000 grams of methamphetamine to a man, surnamed Xiao, in August 2010.

Xiao made his wife, whose surname is Li, transfer the methamphetamine from Chongqing to Putian city of Fujian province on a bus.

Putian police found that the drug was being sold in the city and clues led to Xiao.

Working with Chongqing police, Putian police arrested Deng, Xiao and Li on Aug 31, 2010 in Chongqing when they were involved in another drug deal.

Deng was executed on Thursday after the Supreme People's Court approved his death sentence earlier this month, officials with the Intermediate Court of Putian said.

Drug trafficking is a capital offense in China.