An Australian man has been sentenced to death in China for drug smuggling.
The man was handed his sentence by the Guangzhou Intermediate People's Court on Wednesday, according to Hong Kong-based Phoenix Television.
He was nabbed at Guangzhou Baiyun Airport in 2013 with 7.5kg of meth, The ABC understands.
A Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade spokesperson told Yahoo News Australia it’s providing consular assistance to the man detained in China.
“We are deeply saddened to hear of the verdict made in his case,” the spokesperson said.
“Australia opposes the death penalty, in all circumstances for all people. We support the universal abolition of the death penalty and are committed to pursuing this goal through all the avenues available to us. Owing to our privacy obligations we will not provide further comment.”
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