China's Supreme Law: The average annual severe penalty rate for drug crime cases in the past five years is 22.37%

  China News Agency, Beijing, June 23 (Reporter Zhang Su) According to the latest data released by the Supreme People's Court of China, from 2015 to 2019, the average annual severe sentence rate for drug crime cases sentenced to more than five years in prison was 22.37%. The severe sentence rate in each year is significantly higher than that of all criminal cases in the same period.

Data map: Supreme People's Court. China News Agency reporter Li Huisi

  "Drug criminals with extremely serious crimes, extremely subjective malignancies, and sufficient evidence are fully sentenced to death," said Li Shaoping, vice president of China's Supreme People's Court and deputy director of the National Drug Control Commission.

  From 2015 to 2019, the Supreme Law issued a total of 5 batches of 43 typical cases of drug (drug-related) crimes. On the eve of International Anti-Drug Day, the Supreme People's Law released the top ten typical cases of drug (drug-related) crimes in 2020, including three death penalty cases.

  In the "Wu Pian, Wu Haizhu sales, transportation, and drug manufacturing case", Wu Pian and Wu Haizhu gathered multiple people to participate in crime, organized the transportation and contacted sales after producing drugs at the selected drug manufacturing plant, forming a "throughput of production, supply and marketing" Criminal chain. The quantity of drugs involved is particularly huge. The seized methamphetamine product alone amounted to more than 1 ton, and more than 800 kilograms of semi-finished drug products were seized. A large number of drugs have flowed into the society. The society is extremely harmful and the crimes are extremely serious. The criminals Wu Chuan and Wu Haizhu were sentenced to death on June 15, 2020.

  The "Zhou Xinlin Drug Transport Case" is a typical case of "inspecting goods" overseas, transporting and hiding drugs in China. Zhou Xinlin and others specialize in buying cars for drug transport, renting houses for possession of drugs, checking drugs abroad, and contacting home to pick up drugs. The number of drugs involved is particularly large, and he was sentenced to a heavy sentence for crimes. Carrying out drug crimes is a recidivism, subjectively vicious, and unbearable. The criminal Zhou Xinlin was executed on April 21, 2020.

  The "Zhang Wei Intentional Homicide Case" is a typical case in which the defendant killed a innocent child due to mental disorders caused by long-term use of drugs. Zhang Wei deceived the lone 7-year-old child and killed him, resulting in the separation of his body. The criminal means was cruel, the plot was particularly bad, and the crime was extremely serious. The court emphasized that those who suffer from mental disorders due to drug use are generally not considered as grounds for lenient punishment. The criminal Zhang Wei was executed on June 17, 2020 according to law.

  Shi Jinghai, a researcher at the National Drug Problem Research Center of Southwest University of Political Science and Law, said that the Supreme People's Court issued the above typical cases, indicating the people's court's policy stance of severely punishing drug crimes, reflecting the characteristics and trends of current drug crime cases, and clarifying the current law on drug crime cases. Applicable standards, etc. are of great significance for guiding the investigation of drug cases, propaganda for drug control and drug research, and drug problem research.

  Li Shaoping also said that in the trial process, dialectical thinking and differential treatment should also be adhered to, and the defendant who originally had a lighter crime, or had statutory, discretionary leniency, such as accomplice, surrender, meritorious service, truthful confession, and first-time accomplice, Provide lenient punishment in accordance with the law to differentiate and disintegrate drug criminals and prevent and reduce drug crimes. (Finish)