Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut, Lebanon on June 19, 2006.
DigitalGlobe/Getty Images

A member of the Saudi royal family and four others were detained after authorities discovered two tons of drugs on a private jet in Beirut on Monday, according to Lebanon’s state-run news agency and a government official.

The National News Agency said smugglers were attempting to transport the “huge quantity” of Captagon pills — 40 bags worth — to the Saudi capital of Riyadh.

Monday’s bust was the largest-ever smuggling operation uncovered at Beirut’s Rafik Hariri International Airport, according to the news agency.

It said the five Saudi nationals held were being questioned.

Col. Joseph Musalem, a spokesman for Lebanon’s ministry of…

Read the rest of the story from our partners at NBC News

SPONSORED FINANCIAL CONTENT

You May Like

EDIT POST