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Jordanian beheaded in Saudi Arabia over drug trafficking

By AFP - Feb 24,2013 - Last updated at Feb 24,2013

RIYADH — Saudi Arabia on Sunday beheaded a Jordanian man convicted of drug trafficking, the Interior Ministry said.

Faris Salam Salama Al Maghrebi was arrested while attempting to “smuggle a large amount of amphetamine” stimulant capsules into the Gulf kingdom, the ministry said in a statement carried by SPA state news agency.

He was beheaded in northern Jawf province, it said.

His execution brings to 16 the number of people beheaded in Saudi Arabia so far this year.

Rape, murder, apostasy, armed robbery and drug trafficking are all punishable by death under Saudi Arabia’s laws.

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