Authorities in Lebanon foiled a drug smuggling attempt involving a Saudi Prince and a private plane, in what is being called the largest bust at Beirut airport. The prince, plus four others, were detained at the airport for carrying two tons of pills (and some cocaine) on the jet.
Reports the International Business Times:
Investigators said they found 40 bags of Captagon Amphetamine pills and some cocaine aboard the plane, which was about to depart for the northern Saudi city of Hael.
“The smuggling operation is the largest one that has been foiled through the Beirut International Airport,” a security source told AFP. The prince, identified in media reports as Abdel Mohsen Bin Walid Bin Abdulaziz, and the other suspects were being questioned by authorities.
Captagon contains Fenethylline, a psychostimulant, and is mostly used in the Middle East, particularly in Syria, where rebel groups reportedly fund their insurgency trafficking in pills.
Saudi prince’s aren’t doing so well with their public images, lately. Last month a Saudi prince was arrested at his Beverly Hills home last month for attempting to force oral copulation on a worker.