A Chinese court has ordered the retrial of a Canadian given 15 years in prison for drug smuggling, saying his sentence was too lenient. Photo: Shutterstock

Canadian drug smuggler Robert Lloyd Schellenberg jailed in China to be retried after court deems 15-year sentence too lenient

  • Defendant’s appeal hearing goes awry as high court says man first tried in 2016 got away too lightly
  • Initial court was wrong to consider Schellenberg only an accomplice when he most likely played a key role in drug smuggling
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A Chinese court has ordered the retrial of a Canadian given 15 years in prison for drug smuggling, saying his sentence was too lenient. Photo: Shutterstock
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Teddy Ng

Teddy Ng

Teddy Ng joined the Post’s China desk in 2011, focusing on the nation’s foreign affairs. He is now deputy editor of the section.