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Saudi Prince Detained After 2 Tons Of Drugs Were Found On Private Jet

The prince and four other men were stopped in Beirut's airport. Their private jet was bound for Saudi Arabia.

Posted on October 27, 2015, at 8:01 a.m. ET

The #Saudi prince in the middle says he takes drugs but the 2 ton are not his, still under investigation @AlakhbarNe


A Saudi prince was arrested after two tons of an amphetamine drug was found on a private jet at the Beirut airport in Lebanon Monday, according to The Telegraph.


Lebanese security do not believe the #Saudi prince story, & believe he knew about drugs going to his jet. @Alakhbar

Prince Abdel Mohsen Bin Walid Bin Abdulaziz and four other men were held at the airport after 40 bags of Captagon amphetamine pills — a drug popular with Syrian rebels — were found on the plane, according to The Telegraph. The private jet was bound for Saudi Arabia.

Lebanon’s National News Agency said the smuggling operation was the biggest ever discovered at the Beirut airport.

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