The kingdom’s interior ministry said that Shahzad Nim Khan was executed on Thursday for smuggling a “quantity of heroin inside his intestines”.
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It reiterated that the Saudi government is “keen on combating narcotics due to their great harm to individuals and the society”, and warned violators of punishment according to Sharia law.
The kingdom’s laws on drug smuggling are among the strictest in the world and it has carried out multiple executions of those convicted of the crime.
So far this month, a Lebanese national and a Pakistani national were executed in the kingdom, while last month a Nigerian national was executed in Madinah for smuggling cocaine in his intestines.
Those executed in the country for drug smuggling last year include five Saudi nationals, four Pakistani nationals, three Yemenis, Two Egyptians, one Syrian national and a Palestinian national.
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