Saudi prince arrested on private plane with 2 tons of drugs - reports
Lebanese security forces are interrogating a Saudi prince on charges of carrying drugs on his private plane after they allegedly retrieved 2 tons of narcotics from the aircraft, local media reported.
Abd al-Muhsen bin Walid bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud was detained on Monday in Beirut's Rafik Hariri International Airport.
The prince was about to conduct a flight on his private plane to Saudi Arabia.
The first photo of the drugs sized in Beirut Airport in a private jet that belong to a #Saudi prince. #Lebanonpic.twitter.com/GSjtaWgsz5— Nasser Atta (@nasseratta5) October 26, 2015
Lebanese TV station Al Mayadeen also said that 40 packages of drugs, weighing 2 tons in total, were confiscated.
The prince was arrested and taken in for questioning along with four other people.
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According to Press TV they were charged with attempting to smuggle pills of captagon, an amphetamine allegedly widely used among fighters in the Middle East.