Saudi executes two for drug smuggling

The two were executed for their “participation in receiving a large quantity of amphetamine pills”

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior has announced the execution of two narcotics smugglers in Qurayyat governorate of Jouf region.

Palestinian national Mohammed Juma’a Ahmad Anbar and Saudi national Falhan bin Mohammed Falhan Al-Subaie were both executed for their “participation in receiving a large quantity of amphetamine pills”.

The ministry said the sentence was carried out after the initial conviction was supported by the Appeals and Supreme Courts and a royal order was issued.

“The Ministry of Interior affirms that the government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is keen on combating narcotics due to their harm to individuals and the society, warning anyone who tries to commit such actions to be punished according to Sharia,” according to a statement carried by Saudi Press Agency.

The kingdom’s laws on drug smuggling are among the strictest in the world and it has carried out multiple executions of those convicted of the crime this year.

These include two Saudis and three Yemenis executed in August and one Saudi, three Pakistanis and two Egyptians executed in April.

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