Drug merchants sentenced to death [Archives:2005/851/Local News]

June 16 2005

SANA'A- June 12- The Criminal Court issued in its Sunday' s sitting a verdict sentencing Abdurrahman Fadhl Tawoos, Saleh Sa'eed al-Hitam and Beirkhan, a Pakistani national, to death for charges of promoting and selling drugs.

The other three suspects were sentenced to five years in jail while one of the band, to which charges were attributed, were acquitted.

The security forces arrested two suspects along with a car loaded with drugs and money in Sana'a one and a half years ago.

The court ordered the prosecution to quickly capture the other remaining fugitives.