SAUDI ARABIA: JORDANIAN NATIONAL BEHEADED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
February 25, 2015: Saudi Arabia beheaded a Jordanian on charges of drug trafficking, bringing to 32 the number of executions carried out in the kingdom in the first 2 months of 2015.
The convicted Jordanian drug smuggler, identified as Omar Mohammed Abdul Muti al-Rubai, was beheaded in the northwestern al-Jawf region, the Saudi Interior Ministry said.
The execution was carried out after the convict allegedly confessed to trying to smuggle a large amount of amphetamines across the northern Jordan-Saudi border. (Sources: AFP, Al-Akhbar, 25/02/2015)