Captagon pills seized at Beirut port, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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The Mount Lebanon Criminal Court Wednesday sentenced a member of the Saudi royal family -- dubbed the "Captagon Prince" -- and his accomplices to prison with hard labor for attempting to smuggle drugs out of Beirut's airport.The prince was arrested at Beirut's Rafik Hariri International Airport in 2015 after nearly 2 tons of Captagon -- an amphetamine drug popular among partygoers and front-line militia fighters -- were found on his private plane.Shammari then transported the suitcases from the Four Seasons hotel on Beirut's waterfront to the airport in a van hired by Kilani, with the intent of loading the cargo onto Prince Mohsen's private plane.Shammari added that Prince Mohsen ordered him to rent the van used to transport the Captagon.
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