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…