Authorities in Beirut seized two tons of drugs on a private jet Monday and detained a member of the Saudi royal family and four others, according to Lebanon's state-run news agency and a government official.
Smugglers were attempting to transport the "huge quantity" of Captagon pills — which essentially contain amphetamine — to the Saudi capital of Riyadh, The National News Agency said.
Monday's bust was the largest-ever smuggling operation uncovered at Beirut's Rafik Hariri International Airport, according to the news agency.
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