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Saudi Arabia executed one Pakistani national, two Egyptians for smuggling drugs

One Pakistani and two Egyptians have been executed in Saudi Arabia for smuggling drugs, reported gulfbusiness. 

A Pakistani national was executed in the Makkah zone of Jeddah for  smuggling heroin, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) announced. and other two Egyptian nationals were likewise executed in Tabuk for smuggling a large quantity of banned amphetamine pills, hashish and narcotic opium by sea, the SPA  revealed. 

According to ministry, all the accused were captured after an examination and later convicted by the court with the sentence embraced by the intrigue and supreme courts.

Royal order was issued to execute the sentences. 

It reiterated that the government 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 the Islamic Sharia law”.

Saudi Arabia's laws on drug smuggling are among the strictest on the world and it has completed various executions of individuals convicted of the crime.

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