Chinese Australian Henry Chhin, who attempted to mail drugs from Shenzhen to Australia, was given the death penalty with two years' suspension by the Shenzhen Intermediate People's Court on Thursday.
Chhin, brought to court by the people's procuratorate, was convicted of drug trafficking. The court initially heard the case Jan. 5 without giving a sentence.
Chhin, 35, concealed 269.12 grams of methamphetamine, a drug known as "ice," into four recordable discs, put the discs with computer software into a box and sent it via FedEx on May 7 last year. The box was intercepted by Shanghai police the following day.
Chhin was caught by Shenzhen police May 10 last year with another 700 grams of the same drug found in cabinets in his kitchen and sitting room.
(Shenzhen Daily March 11, 2005)