Syrian Executed for Smuggling Cocaine in Saudi Arabia

Published July 2nd, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

A Syrian man found guilty of trafficking cocaine in Saudi Arabia was executed by the sword Sunday in the west of the kingdom, said Saudi Press Agency (SPA), quoting the interior ministry. 

Hussam Kamal Shahin was found guilty of smuggling an unspecified amount of cocaine and executed in the Red Sea city of Jeddah, the ministry said in a statement. 

The death raises to at least 60 the number of public executions the country this year, said the agency -  

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