On 26 October 2015, a member of the Saudi royal family , Prince Abdel Mohsen Bin Walid Bin Abdulaziz, and four others were detained in Beirut on charges of drug trafficking after airport security discovered two tons of Captagon (fenethylline) pills and some cocaine on a private jet scheduled to depart for the Saudi capital of Riyadh .    Captagon pills have spread widely among Saudi students in schools and universities in recent years, according to Saudi reports. The drug abuse is also widespread among Saudi Arabia’s wealthy class.  The following month, Agence France Press reported that the Turkish authorities had seized 2 tonnes of Captagon during raids in the Hatay region on the Syrian border . The pills, almost 11 million of them, had been produced in Syria and were being shipped to countries in the Arab states of the Persian Gulf . 
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