The Assad regime and Iranian militias set up between 8-10 Captagon factories in the areas under their control in southern Syria with a production capacity of more than 10 million pills per month, the Ahrar Houran conglomerate said.
The Conglomerate indicated that the Assad regime and Iranian militias will likely increase the number of Captagon factories in the southern region due to its proximity to the Jordanian border, which is now the major route for drug trafficking to the Gulf countries.
The German newspaper Der Spiegel had previously revealed the Assad regime made around 5.7 billion dollars from the production and smuggling of narcotic drugs in 2021.
In a report published last week, the Syrian Opposition Coalition’s (SOC) Al-Jazira and Euphrates Committee indicated that the southern region is now the main drug trafficking area for the Assad regime, followed by the eastern region.
The Committee said that the illicit drug trade in Syria is taking place under the full supervision of the Assad regime’s Fourth Division, which is led by Maher al-Assad, and in cooperation with Iranian militias and local agents.
(Source: SOC’s media department)