Under the #Assad regime’s control, #Syria's #Moadamiyah has devolved into a thriving outlet for the manufacture and distribution of drugs such as #Captagon
At the top of the list of officials responsible for the trafficking operations is most likely Maher Assad, says a #PBS #NewsHour report
On September 20, 2022, the #US #HouseOfRepresentatives approved the passage of H.R.6265 also known as the #CaptagonAct
"Syria is the new template for Middle Eastern states; it is the first narco-state in the Middle East, but it may not be the last," writes Lara Nour.
“The Syrian despot can in any case boast of having transformed his country into the first narco-state worthy of the name in the Middle East.”