The Free Houran Conglomerate revealed on Wednesday that the Assad regime has been employing drones as a means to smuggle illicit drugs into Jordan, with high-priced cocaine and crystal meth being the main drugs targeted. The regime is also involved in smuggling light weapons and ammunition using this method.
The Conglomerate said that in June, the Jordanian military and security authorities successfully intercepted three drones that had crossed the border from Syria. Two of these drones were found to be carrying Captagon pills, while the third was loaded with parts for weapons.
Despite the interception, the smuggling operations using drones persist. The Conglomerate gathered information indicating that numerous drug smugglers affiliated with the Assad regime and the Hezbollah militia are involved in these operations, utilizing drones to transport drugs from the provinces of Suwayda and Dara’a into Jordan.
Notably, Iran has supplied Dara’a province with various dual-use drones, designed for surveillance and bombing purposes. During the recent period, Iranian-backed officers and regime forces have undergone training to operate these drones, positioning them as the new weapon of choice for the Assad regime in the province.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)