Three citizens executed for murder, drug trafficking

Updated 03 March 2016

Three citizens executed for murder, drug trafficking

RIYADH: Three Saudis have been executed for criminal offenses including drug trafficking and murder, the Ministry of Interior announced on Wednesday.
Suleiman bin Mubarak bin Salama Al-Masoudi and Ahmed bin Saifan bin Mubarak Al-Masoudi were executed in Tabuk for smuggling a large quantity of methamphetamine, which is addictive and chemically similar to amphetamine. It is also called meth, crystal, chalk and ice, the ministry said.
The other citizen, Qasadi bin Ibrahim bin Ali Atoudi, was also executed in Jazan for killing a compatriot by suffocation, it added.
Meanwhile, a Qatari, identified as Mohammed bin Mubarak Suidan Al-Jarbori, was convicted of murdering a Saudi with a machine gun. He had tried to escape but security officers succeeded in arresting him.
The General Court found Al-Jarbori guilty of committing the crime at Al-Ahsa in the Eastern Province and imposed the death penalty on him.
However, the implementation of the ruling will be suspended until the heirs of the deceased reach legal age and decide on the implementation of the verdict.


Saudi government agencies discuss Hajj 2020 plan

Updated 19 February 2020

Saudi government agencies discuss Hajj 2020 plan

  • Several security entities involved in the Hajj system attended the meeting, where they discussed the 2019 Hajj season and addressed its biggest challenges
  • The team reviewed the pilgrims grouping system and modern techniques to expand communication and cooperation with the relevant authorities

MAKKAH: The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah hosted on Tuesday the first meeting of a joint work team in charge of supervising the pilgrims grouping system.
Several security entities involved in the Hajj system attended the meeting, where they discussed the 2019 Hajj season and addressed its biggest challenges.
The meeting, which was chaired by the undersecretary of the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah for Hajj affairs, Hussein bin Nasser Al-Sharif, stressed the importance of joint efforts to serve and facilitate the pilgrims’ journey and to live up to the leadership’s aspirations.
The team reviewed the pilgrims grouping system and modern techniques to expand communication and cooperation with the relevant authorities.
It also considered the development of interactive platforms to exchange ideas for making the Hajj plans a success.
The first joint work team meeting was attended by the Ministry of Interior, the Civil Defense, the General Directorate of Traffic, the Emirate Of Makkah Province, the Makkah Region Development Authority, the Royal Commission for Makkah City and Holy Sites and the Makkah Municipality.