.contact us |.about us
News > Lifestyle News ...
Former anti-drug hero gets death rap
( 2003-11-04 09:37) (Xinhua)

Zhou Kun, a police officer-turned-drug trafficker, was given a suspended two-year death sentence yesterday in Wuhan, capital of Hubei Province, while other members of a gang of traffickers were sentenced to terms of imprisonment ranging from seven years to life.

Zhou Kun (right) was standing the trial.
Li Xuejun and Su Xing-chang, both gang members, were sentenced to life imprisonment, while Yu Mingda and Xia Bing were sentenced to 15 and seven years respectively for their roles in trafficking and selling some 5,000 kilograms of heroin, according to Zhengzhou railway intermediate court.

Zhou said he was satisfied with the initial ruling and had no plan to appeal to the Higher People's Court of Henan Province.

Zhou was charged with trafficking and selling 5,000 grams of heroin in three different cases in 2002.

In November 2002, the railway police department of the Kunming Railway Bureau caught two traffickers on the T62 passenger train. They told police that they were acting under the direction of Zhou, who was the head of the anti-drug brigade of Shuicheng County, south-western Guizhou Province.

Zhou was arrested by the Wuhan Railway Bureau under Zhengzhou Railway Bureau in January this year.

Zhou was an anti-drug hero who had captured more than 1,000 drug smugglers and over 50,000 grams of narcotics. In 2000, he was honored as a "National Advanced Worker" for his contributions in the anti-drug fight.

  Today's Top News   Top Lifestyle News
+Experts: Price surge won't cause inflation
( 2003-11-04)
+Focus: Escalating pressure on yuan revaluation
( 2003-11-04)
+Sino-Pak pledge to fight the '3 evils'
( 2003-11-04)
+Distribution reforms help increase income
( 2003-11-03)
+Laws on IPR to be extended
( 2003-11-04)
+Ancient monk's Japanese trip remembered
( 2003-11-04)
+Authorities boost moves to quash textbook piracy
( 2003-11-04)
+Former anti-drug hero gets death rap
( 2003-11-04)
+Jiangsu launches pay fashion TV channel
( 2003-11-04)
+Jiang Wen: a good film tastes like strong liquor
( 2003-11-04)
  Go to Another Section  
  Article Tools  
        .contact us |.about us
  Copyright By chinadaily.com.cn. All rights reserved