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Smuggler won't face execution

Updated: 2012-02-14 07:57
By Zhang Yan and Tan Zongyang ( China Daily)

XIAMEN, Fujian - Legal expert said on Monday that Lai Changxing, who confessed to running one of the largest smuggling operations in the nation's history, will not face execution for his crimes.

The 53-year-old from Fujian province stands accused of running a multibillion-dollar smuggling group in the 1990s in Xiamen, a costal city of Fujian province, and paying bribes while serving as the chairman of Yuanhua Group in Xiamen.

The city court of Xiamen has taken on the case, according to the statement.

Smuggler won't face execution