Saudi Prince detained for smuglling drugs

A Saudi prince and four other people have been detained in Lebanon in the largest drug seizure in the history of the airport in Beirut airport, says security sources.

Prince Abdel Mohsen Bin Walid Bin Abdulaziz was among those detained by airport security while allegedly “attempting to smuggle about two tonnes of Captagon pills and some cocaine”.

“The smuggling operation is the largest one that has been foiled through the Beirut International Airport,” the source told the AFP news agency on condition of anonymity.

Captagon is the brand name for the amphetamine phenethylline, a synthetic stimulant.