RIYADH- Saudi Arabia today beheaded a Pakistani for heroin smuggling, the 12th man from Pakistan to be executed in the kingdom for drug trafficking since October.

The sentence against Ismail Khan Sayed was carried out in Eastern Province after his conviction for smuggling a large amount of heroin, the Interior Ministry said in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency.

Saudi Arabia has one of the world's highest execution tolls. Saudi authorities seized huge quantity of raw heroin during the Islamic calendar year that ended in October, according to the Interior Ministry.