Member of the Syrian Opposition Coalition’s (SOC) Political Committee, Abdul Basit Abdul Latif, said that the Assad regime and Hezbollah terrorist militia are not fighting the Syrian people and suppressing their revolution only, but also continue to manufacture, spread and distribute narcotic drugs in southern Syria and to the rest of the world.
Abdul Latif said that the Assad regime, which destroyed the country’s economy with its militias brought from abroad to suppress the revolution, has become a major manufacturer and exporter of narcotic drugs to neighboring countries and the world, adding that the regime has become dependent on the drug trade to circumvent sanctions and feed its military machine.
According to new reports, the Assad regime and the Hezbollah terrorist militia are flooding the province of As-Suwayda and southern Syria with narcotic drugs, and setting up Captagon factories there, turning the region into a source of drugs, not just a transit area.
In a report published on Thursday, Al-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper indicated that collaborators with Hezbollah terrorist militia are active in the region, in addition to militias linked to the security branches of the regime under the supervision of the brother of the head of the regime, Bashar al-Assad.
The report pointed out that these drugs have become distributed among young people and school students, adding that the Hezbollah militia terrorist accounts for the largest share in production and management of distribution networks. The report stated that the Fourth Division, headed by Maher al-Assad, is the one that supervises production and distribution operations.
The report added that the Assad regime aims to achieve material gains to cover the expenses of its fighters, their movements, weapons and salaries, and to weaken the province, which has remained immune to Iranian penetration, and is resisting it by all means.
The New York Times previously quoted a US official as saying that the value of Captagon pills exported from Syria since February 2021 is equivalent to $3 billion.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)