Abdullah Kaddo, a member of the political committee in the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), has warned that the dangers of the Assad regime’s drugs, particularly Captagon, extend beyond Syria, affecting many countries in the region and around the world.
Kaddo stated that Captagon pill production and trade have become major exports of the Assad regime, surpassing the value of most legal exports of the country. The areas controlled by the regime have become a major center for a dangerous network that extends from Lebanon, Iraq, and Türkiye to the Gulf, Africa, and Europe.
The United Kingdom’s representative to the United Nations, Barbara Woodward, has recently confirmed during a Security Council meeting on Syria that the Assad regime profits greatly from the drug trade while many Syrians live in camps. The illegal drug industry is worth tens of billions of dollars, according to Woodward, who added that the Assad regime continues to spread instability in the region through Captagon production and smuggling.
Woodward called on the UN Security Council to monitor aid shipments entering Syria to prevent the Assad regime from diverting aid for political gain.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)