SAUDI ARABIA: THREE PRISONERS EXECUTED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING, MURDER
|Illustration by Amarjit Sidhu
September 29, 2016: three prisoners were executed in Saudi Arabia for drug trafficking and murder.
Amjad Hussein Ashraf Shah - Pakistani National â was executed in Jeddah governorate for smuggling a quantity of heroin.
Another pakistani national, Ayub Khan Manqal Khan, was put to death in the Eastern Region for heroin trafficking.
The Ministry of the Interior confirmed to the public that the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques' government is keen on fighting drugs of all kinds due to their serious damage to individuals and the society and that perpetrators of such crimes shall be legally punished.
Saudi nationalÂ Saqr bin Shawi bin Meklhaf Al-Saadi Al-SulbiÂ was executed in the Governorate of Rafha.
The Criminal Court convicted him of stabbing to death his compatriot Talal bin Saad bin Farhan Al-Saadi following a heated argument. (Sources: SPA, 29/09/2016; GDN Online, 29/09/2016)