2007 News Story

Suspect arrested in February murder of French expatriates

Saudi security forces have arrested a wanted suspect in the February 26 murder of four French expatriates in southwestern Saudi Arabia, the Ministry of Interior announced today.

Nasser Al-Balawi was arrested in Al-Jouf Province today. Balawi had been wanted by authorities for his role in the murder along with two other suspects, Majed Al-Harbi and Abdullah Al-Mohammedi. A reward of up to $1.86 million had been offered for information about the whereabouts of the three suspects.

The mastermind of the attack, Walid Al-Raddadi, was killed in a gunbattle with Saudi security forces on April 6.