One of the world's most powerful and wealthiest men, Saudi Arabia's former ambassador to the U.S., Prince Bandar bin Sultan, has been placed under arrest and is being held at the top-secret Dhaban prison in Jidda, Saudi Arabia. Prince Bandar headed the Saudi government's National Security Council after his service as ambassador and his key role interacting with the George W. Bush administration. According to intelligence sources, Bandar arranged a sweetheart business contract with British arms suppliers, who promised him a hidden commission of $ 1 00 million to be paid in euros. Officials were willing to let that slide, but in following up on some leads, Saudi intelligence developed information that Prince Bandar was planning to use the money to recruit several leading generals to overthrow King Abd'allah bin Sau'd. An investigation has resulted in the arrest of some 30 Saudi senior officers, including several attached to the royal court. All are imprisoned at Dhaban, where Prince Bandar has reportedly confessed to his plot.