470 kg of drugs seized in N. Syria

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  • Tuesday, 05 Mar 2024

DAMASCUS, March 4 (Xinhua) -- The Syrian authorities have seized 470 kg of Captagon pills in a major drug bust in the northern city of Aleppo, the Interior Ministry announced on Monday.

The pills, which amount to 2.82 million in total, were discovered in two warehouses in the city, the ministry said in a statement.

It added that the drugs originated from a "neighboring country," noting that the authorities have arrested the individuals involved in drug trafficking.

The operation is part of the Syrian authorities' campaign against drug trafficking in the country, particularly as its neighbor Jordan has been carrying out cross-border operations to prevent the smuggling of drugs from Syria into the kingdom.

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