A Saudi prince was arrested with four others in Lebanon while trying to smuggle two tons of drugs out of the country on his private plane from Beirut International Airport, reports said.

Lebanese al-Manar TV channel identified the arrested Saudi royal as price Abdul Muhsen bin Walid bin Abduld Aziz Al Saud.

According to Reuters, the Saudi prince was scheduled to fly to Hael in northern Saudi Arabia. The security forces found that he was carrying 40 bags of Captagon amphetamine pills.

A local report that the airport staff grew suspicious his luggage weighed about two tons, following the security forces insisted on checking all his luggage.

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