GUANGZHOU, Dec. 29 (Xinhua) -- Two people were sentenced to death over child trafficking on Friday by a local court in south China's Guangdong Province.

The two defendants were also deprived of their political rights for life, and their properties will be confiscated, according to the Intermediate People's Court in the city of Guangzhou.

Another three child traffickers were given jail terms ranging from 10 years imprisonment to life imprisonment, the court said.

According to the court, the gang was found guilty of trafficking nine kids between 2003 and 2005.