Saudi Arabia beheads Pakistani heroin smuggler
A man of Pakistani nationality was beheaded in Saudi Arabia for trying to smuggle drugs into the kingdom, the interior ministry announced.
According to a ministry statement, Mnawar Khan was arrested at King Khaled International airport in Riyadh as he was trying to "smuggle... an amount of heroin found in his body", reports The Express Tribune.
Khan was beheaded by a sword in Riyadh, the statement added.
The execution brings to 63 the number of people put to death in Saudi Arabia so far this year, the paper said.
According to Amnesty International, 79 people were put to death last year.
Rape, murder, apostasy, armed robbery and drug trafficking are all punishable by death under Saudi Arabia's strict version of Islamic law.