Al-Qaeda funds its terrorist activities through drug trafficking

The sentencing hearing in Riyadh’s Specialized Criminal Court of two Saudi terrorists belonging to al-Qaeda in Saudi Arabia heard evidence of the involvement of the organization in drug trafficking.

The court was presented with proof that one of the defendants, an Al-Qaeda activist, who promoted drugs inside Yemeni territory, had started smuggling them into Saudi Arabia.

Thus, Riyadh’s Specialized Criminal Court ,in an initial ruling yesterday (Tuesday),condemned the two accused (Saudi citizens) for serious terrorist offenses and sentenced them to a total of 33 years in prison.

Source: /Okaz