DHAKA: Saudi authorities beheaded two of its nationals and a Syrian on Tuesday after convicting them of drug trafficking, the interior ministry said.
Massud al-Dossari, Daij al-Dossari and Syrian Ahmed Balji Oghlu were executed in the Hasa region of the Eastern Province, the ministry said in a statement carried by SPA state news agency, reports The Straits Times.
The trio were arrested when Oghlu was delivering drug capsules to the two Saudi men, it said, without specifying the type of the narcotic.
Their beheadings bring to 35 the number of people executed in Saudi Arabia so far in 2012, according to an AFP tally based on official reports.
BDST: 2327 HRS, JUN 12, 2012
Edited by Robab Rosan, Cultural Affairs Editor
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