SAUDI ARABIA: EGYPTIAN EXECUTED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
February 8, 2016: Saudi Arabia executed an Egyptian man convicted of smuggling drugs, the interior ministry said, bringing to 59 the number of convicts put to death this year.
Ibrahim Mohammed Salman was caught trying to smuggle opium which was hidden in his car, the ministry said in a statement carried by state news agency SPA.
He was executed in the northern city of Tabuk, the ministry said. (Sources: Afp, 08/02/2016)