The Captagon drug trade is turning Syria into a narco-state. In 2020 alone, authorities outside Syria seized a combined total of at least $3.4 billion worth of Captagon.

In Syria, the drug empire is run by businessmen tied to the Assad regime, close associates of Syrian strongman Bashar Assad, and even family members. A widespread drug epidemic in Syria is not only creating a drug crisis along Jordan’s borders and throughout the region, but it is also fueling instability by empowering the illicit activities of the Assad regime, a close client of Russia, Iran, and China.

So, what does the future hold for Syria? Join us as a distinguished panel of experts tackles the scale of the problem and realistic actions that the United States can take to mitigate the damage

 


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  1. colleenb Member
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    Fascinating. I had never heard of this particular drug. It does seem that many Muslim-majority countries are engaging in the illegal drug trade – Syria, Iran, Afghanistan. I wonder if this will become a problem in Lebanon and other similar countries that are going through economic crises.

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