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Nayef bin Fawwaz Al Sha'lan

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Nayef bin Fawwaz Al Shaalan Al Ruwaily Al Eniizzy (born 1956) is a Saudi Arabian prince. He was convicted of drug trafficking in a French court.

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Early life

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Nayef was educated at University of Miami, where he lived from the late-1970s to mid-1980s. He speaks eight languages.

Business and other positions

Nayef invested in the oil business in Colombia and Venezuela. He was a high-ranking diplomat.

Drug trafficking conviction

In 1999, a plane piloted by a Skyway International crew was blocked by French police at the Parisian airport of Le Bourget. The French police discovered the Prince on board with two tons of cocaine. He and his longterm mistress Doris Mangeri were attempting to smuggle the drug from Colombia to Paris. Prosecutors said he used his private plane to transport the drugs. On 10 May 2007, the prince was convicted in absentia and condemned to 10 years imprisonment with 10 associates. His whereabouts were unknown, but it was soeculated he may be in Saudi Arabia, taking advantage of the lack of an extradition treaty between Saudi Arabia and France. Recently, however, he appeared on many TV shows on Saudi media.

Personal life

He is a maternal grandson of the founding monarch, King Abdulaziz. Nayef's older brother, Nawaf, is married to a daughter of King Abdullah. Nayef is the twin brother of Saud.

Nayef's father-in-law is Abdul Rahman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi Arabia's former deputy minister of defense and aviation who is a member of the powerful Sudairi Seven. Nayef's twin brother Saud is also son-in-law of Prince Abdul Rahman.

References

Nayef bin Fawwaz Al Sha'lan Wikipedia


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