China Marks Anti-Drug Day With Executions

A Chinese policeman lights a cauldron filled with illicit drugs.A Chinese policeman lights a cauldron filled with illicit drugs.Six people were executed as China prepared to mark a global anti-drug day, state press said Friday.

The punishments, for four separate cases of manufacturing, smuggling and selling ketamine, methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana, bring to 14 the number of executions announced this week.

June 26 marks the UN’s International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, a date when China has traditionally executed and sentenced convicted drug traffickers to illustrate its resolve in fighting the scourge.

The latest executions were announced by the Supreme Court on Thursday, Xinhua news agency reported, without detailing when they took place.

Xia Zhijun and He Pingquan manufactured more than 320 kilograms (705 pounds) of ketamine in the southwestern province of Sichuan in 2007, Xinhua said. Officials confiscated more than 280 kilograms of the drug, along with a gun and 14 bullets.

In another case in southern Yunnan Province, Zhu Yufeng and Wang Zhengyuan were executed for organising the cross-border smuggling of 35 kilograms of methamphetamine and 38 kilograms from Myanmar in 2008, the report said.

In a third case, Liu Wei was convicted of manufacturing and selling some 160 kilograms of liquid heroin, enough for 50,000 injections, in 2006 and 2007 in northeast China.

Li Dezhong was found to have sold 32 kilograms of ketamine along with 197 grams of methamphetamine and 450 grams of marijuana, Xinhua said.

Eight drug dealers were executed in southern China on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to Xinhua.

Drug use was virtually eliminated after the Communist rise to power in 1949, but the problem has returned since the country began opening up to the world again three decades ago.

The number of criminal drug cases rose to 77,000 last year, up 26 percent from 2008, according to official figures.

– Article from AFP.



  1. 321industrial on

    I wish the USA would follow China’s example and save the USA tax payers some money on the pieces of dog shit who sell pot and other nigger drugs. The white trash involved in this in the USA should be dealt with the same.

  2. Beatnuck on

    They forgot to execute an alcohol pusher. Very upsetting.

  3. Chris Allers on

    Ha, our law enforcement agencies in Canada and the States execute more than our fair share. Do you really feel that people should be shot down in their home during a drug search or some other ridiculous excuse. People are butchered by law enforcement involved in drug operations all the time, things are not as free as we think sometimes. Sure we need law and order and it is nice to not be checked for our papers for crossing the street (only a fence). Just because things may be better here or seem better doesn’t mean we have it good. Even if dog shit tastes better than cat shit doesn’t mean I should have to eat either.

  4. 420yuppie on

    They slaughter whales and humans WTF!!! What tasteless animals!!!

  5. Anonymous on

    I dont give a damn about this article.What they do in China is their own business as long as they dont interfere with my way of life.And at least I’m comforted I wont see MJ made in china sold in medical dispensaries.Would be just plain UN-TASTY

  6. Anonymous on

    Every day I wake up there is a new ban on our rights.
    we have to fight to keep the few rights we have left, soon they will be charging us for the air that we breathe, the carbon tax.
    say no to the new world order, eugenics and one world government.
    check out alex jones at prison planet dot com.

  7. ray christl thc talk on

    more liberty as the West loses its freedoms” not sure on that induction.It seems they are getting for freedoms?It seems the tear-gas/gratuitous violence in Canada is losing freedoms?Also,not sure China will deploy harm reduction soon.Please blog on chinese?/asian english media.PakALOHA

  8. Pastor Ray Christl THC Ministry Media on

    unjust law.The great victorious technique of love your enemies,and Marc is leading the way with his daily walk of love and respect.In Asia, our large and growing fast neighbor Vietnam, is taking a different strategy.They as a Communist govt. (unlike China)have employed harm reduction strategies that influence other ASEAN countries.They want evasive drug therapy to fight drug addiction as the “best practise”modality.This style of duress and forced treatment is an advance from long prison/death sentence policy. Using university academic thesis theory along with simple Marxist dialectical process.China will very soon alter the Drug War Policy direction of the neo-superpower MIDDLE KINGDOM.We at THC ministry need your support as we talk with love/respect to address basic human rights theory.China will move towards more liberty as the west loses its freedoms.The new or recent brain/endocannabinoid system science makes our argument more compelling as medical healing/amelioration/palliative care is showing immense yearly progress. Asia has a huge need for medical cannabis,and ibogaine treatment for acute/chronic– meth/heroin addiction.

  9. moldy on

    There were 77K drug arrests last year in China with a population of over a billion? I think they arrested more people in NY City last year on “drug” offenses. No wonder the U.S. has the worlds leading prisoner population! We’ve been busting in doors and knocking our people senseless a lot longer than China has! Our cops have got it down perfectly. What a scam. I’m glad I live in a free country. That sounds horrible over there. Yikes!

  10. Chris Allers on

    Yet another shining example of how stiff penalties do not stop drug trafficking. I can’t believe how ridiculous this is. Well at least here in Canada we have a system that is fair and just…I think I threw up a bit in my mouth just then, sorry.