Saudi Arabia executes Pakistani convicted of drug trafficking

Saudi Arabia executed two convicted ‘drug traffickers’, including a Pakistani national, on Thursday, Saudi state media reported.

The Saudi Press Agency named the two men as a Saudi national Nasser Harshan and Pakistani national Namtallah Khasta Qul.

Both were put to death Thursday after being convicted of drug trafficking in the kingdom.

SPA said Harshan was a repeat offender found guilty of dealing hashish. Qul was found guilty of dealing heroin.

Most Saudi executions are carried out by beheading with a sword, in what the ministry says is a deterrent.


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