SAUDI ARABIA. MEN BEHEADED FOR DRUG SMUGGLING
October 29, 2006: Saudi Arabia beheaded two foreign nationals on charges they smuggled heroin and cocaine into the country, the Interior Ministry said.
Adam bin Mohammed Ali Hussein, of Nigeria, was convicted of swallowing lumps of cocaine in plastic bags and smuggling them into Saudi Arabia, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.
Mahmoud Haji Shadi, an Afghan, was convicted of smuggling heroin.
Their execution in the capital brought to 18 the number of people beheaded in the kingdom this year. (Sources: Ap, 29/10/2006)