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Five Saudis arrested in Beirut with 2 tonnes of drugs aboard private jet

Lebanese authorities say aircraft was carrying 40 bags of Captagon amphetamine pills

Five Saudis arrested in Beirut with 2 tonnes of drugs aboard private jet
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Lebanese authorities detained five Saudi citizens at Beirut international airport on Monday after finding two tonnes of drugs aboard a private jet bound for the Gulf kingdom, security sources and the National News Agency said.

The plane, scheduled to fly to Hael in northern Saudi Arabia, was carrying 40 bags of Captagon amphetamine pills. Security services were questioning the suspects, the sources said, without elaborating.

Lebanon's National News Agency described it as the biggest smuggling operation ever discovered at the Beirut airport .