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Italy Seizes World Record 14-Tonne Of ISIS-Made Amphetamines From Syria

The cargo was hidden in three containers discovered within the port of Salerno (AFP)

Rome:

Italian police stated Wednesday they’ve seized a world document 14-tonne haul of amphetamines made by the Islamic State group in Syria.

The drug, within the type of 84 million Captagon tablets, was value about one billion euros, police stated in a press release, describing the operation as “the biggest seizure of amphetamines in the world”.

“We know that the Islamic State finances its terrorist activities mainly by trafficking drugs made in Syria which in the past few years has become the world’s largest producer of amphetamines,” the assertion added.

The cargo was hidden in three containers discovered within the port of Salerno, simply south of Naples.

Captagon, a model title, was initially for medical use however unlawful variations have been dubbed “the Jihad Drug” — after being extensively utilized by IS fighters in fight — the police stated.

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