A large seizure of the drug Captagon in Italy has uncovered the scale of unlawful drug manufacturing in Syria.
It is the largest haul at any time seized, with a street value of far more than $1bn (£900m) and was followed by more compact drug raids across the Middle East, in what appears to be a co-ordinated exertion from the beneficial narcotics trade possible run by the Syrian routine and its allies.
The amphetamine, Captagon is utilized recreationally across the Center East but is also taken by fighters who say it presents them a emotion of invincibility on the frontlines.
The BBC’s Middle East correspondent Quentin Sommerville attained distinctive entry to the drugs’ journey to an incinerator.
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