Be­head­ing over drugs

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

SAUDI Ara­bia yes­ter­day be­headed a Syr­ian con­victed of drug trafficking, of­fi­cial me­dia said, bring­ing to 68 the num­ber of peo­ple ex­e­cuted this year de­spite in­ter­na­tional con­cern. “Talal Ali Qassem was cap­tured smug­gling a large quan­tity of metham­phetamine,” the In­te­rior Min­istry said. It added that the Saudi gov­ern­ment was bat­tling nar­cotics “be­cause of their great harm both to in­di­vid­u­als and so­ci­ety”.

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