Powerful associates of Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad, are making and selling captagon, an illegal amphetamine, creating a new narcostate on the Mediterranean
We have been watching Damascus for years now with the largest news bureau of any publication and strong ties to all aspects of Syrian society. We have also watched the drug trade, particularly captagon, the drug used by Turkey and by its ISIS and al Nusra allies in Idlib and across the region and into Africa.
We also found, as the NY Times points out, some inside Damascus itself with strong ties to Israeli and Turkish/Saudi security, indicating some curious truths about Damascus itself.
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