Alwaght- A Saudi political activist has revealed Saudi Arabian Interior Minister Mohammad Bin Nayyef is one of the major narcotics dealer in the kingdom apart from being an addict himself.
Prominent Saudi political activist, Mujtahid, added that the major drug kingpins in Saudi Arabia are influential figures in ruling Al Saud clan.
"Bin Nayef has been treated several times in Europe," Mujtahid's tweets read.
"The drug dealing crimes that reported and prosecuted in Saudi Arabia are 10% only of the total offenses which are dominated by prominent Al Saud r figures."
Mujtahid's tweets were in the context of his comments on the arrest of one a whistleblower security officer who had the audacity to say that there is an influential group that is involved in the drug dealing crimes. "This group is close to Bin Nayef," he tweeted.
Saudi Prince Abul Muhsin ben Walid bin Abdul Muhsin bin Abdul Aziz was arrested late October last year by the Lebanese security forces at Beirut International airport for attempting to smuggle two tons of narcotics into Saudi Arabia.
Last February Mujtahid said that the Saudi regime’s decision to halt the military assistance to the Lebanese army has nothing to do with the stances of Hezbollah and Lebanon's government.
On his Twitter account, the political activist asserted that the collapse of the negotiations which aimed at releasing the Saudi prince on charges of drug trafficking pushed the Saudi regime to take the decision.
"The Kingdom is trying to press all the Lebanese factions to release the Saudi prince in return for the military aid."
Mujtahid added that the resignation of the Lebanese justice minister Ashraf Rifi is due to the cause of "Captagon Prince" as well.
In 1999, Saudi Prince Nayef bin Sultan bin Fawwaz al-Shaalan allegedly smuggled two tons of cocaine from Venezuela to France. Now believed to be living under legal shelter in Saudi Arabia, Prince Nayef was accused by France of using his diplomatic status to sneak the drugs onto a jet belonging to the Saudi royal family. He managed to escape his sentencing and was convicted in absentia in 2007. The United States also indicted him with conspiracy to distribute cocaine.
In 2010, a leaked WikiLeaks cable described a royal underground party scene in Jeddah that was “thriving and throbbing” because Saudi officials looked the other way. The dispatch described a Halloween party, funded in part by a prince from the Thunayan family, where more than 150 young men and women dressed in costumes and slogged expensive alcohol, which is sold only on the black market in Saudi Arabia. “Though not witnessed directly at this event, cocaine and hashish use is common in these social circles,” the cable read.
The Saudi regime carries out harsh punishments for drug traffickers but the law tend not to apply to the some 15,000 princes and princesses who belong to the royal House of Saud.