Saudi Prince Arrested at Airport With 2 Tons of Drugs

Authorities allegedly found amphetamines on his private plane
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
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Posted Oct 26, 2015 12:00 PM CDT
Middle East Airlines Airplanes are seen in the tarmac of Rafik Hariri International Airport, in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, May 5, 2008.   (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

(Newser) – A Saudi prince was arrested in Beirut Monday after Lebanese security forces at Rafik Hariri International Airport allegedly found an incredible two tons of drugs on his private plane. Abd al-Muhsen bin Walid bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud was about to fly back to Saudi Arabia at the time, RT.com reports. The 40 packages found allegedly contained captagon pills, a type of amphetamine. Four other people were also detained in what a Lebanese official calls one of the country's biggest drug smuggling attempts, the AP reports. (Another Saudi prince has been in the news recently for a bad reason.)

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