Saudi Arabia executes two Pakistanis for drug smuggling

August 21st, 2008 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS  

Riyadh, Aug 21 (DPA) Saudi Arabia Thursday executed two Pakistani nationals for smuggling drugs, a statement by the interior ministry said.The ministry had ordered the men be executed by sword after they were caught smuggling heroin in the eastern city of Damman.

Drug smuggling carries the death penalty in the Islamic state, where 63 people have been executed since the beginning of the year.

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