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Saudi national executed for drug smuggling

Saudi national executed for drug smuggling

The man was executed for smuggling a “large quantity ” of drugs into the kingdom

Saudi has executed one of its citizens for smuggling a “large quantity ” of drugs into the kingdom, the country’s Ministry of Interior has said.

Saud bin Naif bin Mofleh Al-Shammari was executed in the eastern region on Monday for smuggling amphetamine pills, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

The man was convicted by the general court and the sentence was endorsed by appeal and supreme Courts.

A royal order was then issued to execute the sentence, the ministry said.

It also asserted that the government is keen on combating narcotics due to their “great harm to individuals and the society”, warning that violators will be punished according to Sharia law.

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 a Palestinian national a Saudi national executed last week, two Saudis and three Yemenis executed in August and one Saudi, three Pakistanis and two Egyptians executed in April.

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