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Narcotic smuggler executed in Tabuk region

Author: ARAB NEWSWed, 2018-01-10 19:26ID: 1515591217545441300

TABUK: The Ministry of Interior said in a statement issued today that Khalid bin Ali bin Farraj Al-Omrani, Saudi National, was executed in Tabuk Region today for smuggling prohibited amphetamine pills.
The Ministry said that the Court convicted the trafficker; the Appeal and Supreme Courts endorsed the sentence, and a royal order was issued to execute the sentence.
The Ministry of Interior affirms that the Government of King Salman is keen on combating narcotics due to their great harm to individuals and the society, warning anyone who tries to commit such actions would be punished according to Sharia.
The ministry said the Kingdom’s security authorities are capable of deterring the continued attempts to target the citizens with narcotic substances.
As part of the combating initiative, Saudi border guards have foiled several attempt to smuggle hundreds of kilograms of narcotic substances and arrested dozens of smugglers in Tabuk, Jazan, Najran and Asir regions in recent months.
Spokesman Col. Saher bin Mohammed Al-Harbi said the border guards will remain a strong, vigilant, steadfast barrier to all those trying to harm the homeland, attack its citizens and smuggle drugs.

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