Five Saudi suspects, including a member of the Saudi royal family, were detained at Beirut international airport after authorities had discovered two tons of drugs on a private jet preparing to fly out of Lebanon.
The drugs are branded as Captagon found in suspects’ cases, which contains amphetamine and caffeine, are widely consumed in the Middle East, according to government officials.
Captagon was originally the trade name for the synthetic stimulant fenetylline, which was first produced in the 1960s to treat hyperactivity, narcolepsy and depression.
However, it was banned in most countries by the 1980s due to it’s strong addiction.
It was the largest drug smuggling operation uncovered at the Beirut airport.
Those Saudi suspects were not identified, however sources reported that they included a Saudi prince.