According to the official Xinhua News Agency. the prisoners were among 38 convicts to receive sentences before a crowd of over 10,000 people in the city of Lufeng, which is located in the southern province of Guangdong. Eight of the prisoners were sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve, while others were sentenced to lengthy prison terms.
The event came a day after President Xi Jinping pledged “no rest until a sweeping victory” was achieved against drugs.
The sentences were handed down on Friday, June 26th, which is the United Nations’ International Anti-Drug Day.