Saudi Prince Charged With Drug Trafficking In Lebanon

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A judicial source has said that the Saudi prince who was arrested last week, has been charged with drug trafficking after two tons of Captagon were seized from his private plane at Beirut airport.

Press TV reports: The judicial source told AFP on Monday that Lebanese authorities “charged 10 people, including five arrested individuals — a Saudi prince and four Saudi nationals… with smuggling and selling the drug Captagon.”

The source also noted that the other five individuals are from Lebanon and Saudi Arabia and are still at large.

Saudi prince Abdel Mohsen Bin Walid Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was arrested with four others at the Rafik Hariri International Airport in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, on October 26, after security officials found  two tonnes of pills branded as Captagon, which were due to be loaded onto a private jet.

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The drugs were packed in 40 suitcases and the plane was to head to the Saudi capital, Riyadh.

The judicial source also said that the case was sent to an investigative judge.

The Lebanese officials said they managed to foil the largest drug smuggling operation in Lebanon’s history.

The confiscated drugs are of the type mainly used by Takfiri militants in Syria.

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