SAUDI ARABIA EXECUTES SYRIAN DRUG TRAFFICKER
May 6, 2013: Saudi authorities beheaded a Syrian man after he was convicted of drug trafficking, the interior ministry said.
Mohammad Khalaf was arrested âas he was smuggling a large amount of narcotic pills into the kingdomâ, the ministry said in a statement published by the official SPA news agency.
He was beheaded by the sword in the northern Jawf province.
His beheading brings to 36 the number of people executed in Saudi Arabia since the beginning of the year, according to an AFP tally. (Sources: AFP, 06/05/2013)