Tomb raiding ringleader gets death penalty

18 Apr 2016 8:39 AM | Anonymous

Tomb raiding ringleader gets death penalty

2016-04-15 08:37Global Times Editor: Li Yan

China on Thursday sentenced the head of the country's most prolific tomb raiding gang to death with a two-year reprieve, a rare severe punishment which analysts hope will serve as a warning to the unbridled tomb raiding industry in China.

Ringleader Yao Yuzhong, from Chifeng in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, was found guilty of several offenses including tomb raiding, looting and selling stolen antiquities. His gang was highly organized, and would source fund, explore, loot and trade relics, said the Chaoyang City Intermediate People's Court of Northeast China's Liaoning Province on Thursday. 

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