Saudi Arabia beheads two for rape and drug trafficking

Saudi authorities beheaded a local national convicted of kidnapping and raping teenagers and a Pakistani for drug trafficking in two separate incidents, the Interior Ministry said Saturday. The Pakistani national was arrested while trying to smuggle heroine and hashish to the kingdom, the ministry said in a statement carried by Saudi Press Agency. His execution took place in the eastern city of Dammam in the early hours in the morning. On Friday, authorities also beheaded Saudi citizen Khalaf al-Anzi in Riyadh for kidnapping and raping a teenager and then filming him using his cell phone, the statement said.