Italy seizes world record 14 tons of amphetamines made by ISIS

by Jordyn Pair · Jul 1st, 2020 3:03 pm

Last Updated Jul 3rd, 2020 at 4:37 am

Italian police said on Wednesday that they had seized 14 tons of amphetamines made by the Islamic State group in Syria. The haul was worth about one billion euros and was a world record.

The shipment of the 84 million Captagon tablets was described 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," police said.

The Captagon was hidden in three containers and was found in a port south of Naples. The drug was originally intended for medical use, but has been dubbed the "Jihad Drug" after being used by IS fighters, according to police.


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