Thursday, 23 October 2014  -  29 Thul-Hijjah 1435 H

Pakistani heroin smuggler executed in Eastern Region

AL-KHOBAR — The Ministry of Interior said in a statement issued today that Pakistani Smuggler Sultan Hussein Khadem was executed in the Eastern Region today because he smuggled a large quantity of heroin into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The Ministry said that the General Court convicted the smuggler; the sentence was endorsed by Appeal Court and Supreme Court; and a royal order was issued to execute the sentence.

The Ministry of Interior affirms that the Government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is keen on combating narcotics due to their great harm to individuals and the society, and it warns anyone who tries to commit such actions that he will be punished according to Sharia. — SPA

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