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Foreigner sentenced for dealing drugs in Shanghai

(Xinhua) Updated : 2016-05-24

SHANGHAI, May 23 (Xinhua) -- A West African man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined 20,000 yuan (3,000 U.S. dollars) for drug dealing, the People's Court of Jing'an District in Shanghai announced on May 23.

Named only as "Mike" from an unspecified West African country, the man had worked illegally in Guangdong Province after entering China in 2014. He moved to Shanghai in 2015.

The man was caught selling cocaine on Jan. 11 this year. Police found 24 small packs of drugs weighing about 26 grams.

Investigation showed that he had been dealing drugs in Shanghai's nightclubs from November 2015.

He will be deported after serving his time in prison, the court said.