Hezbollah denies connection to drug dealer killed in Jordanian bombing in Syria

Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah
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AMMAN — In a televised speech, Hezbollah's Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah vehemently denied any involvement of the group in drug trafficking, specifically in relation to the recent killing of a drug dealer during a Jordanian bombing in Syria. اضافة اعلان

According to Reuters, Nasrallah stated that Hezbollah's primary focus is the smuggling of weapons and that they vehemently reject any association between their resistance efforts and the "filth of drugs".

Jordan carried out a rare air strike, on Monday, targeting a drug factory located in southern Syria, which local and intelligence sources claim has ties to Hezbollah.

However, Nasrallah categorically denied these allegations, reiterating Hezbollah's unwavering stance against drug smuggling.

"We do not smuggle drugs," Nasrallah asserted during his televised address. "We smuggle weapons. We do not accept that the honorable weapon of the resistance be contaminated with the filth and abomination of drugs."

Nasrallah also hinted at Hezbollah's contribution to combating drug trafficking within Lebanon. He questioned whether the Lebanese state would have been capable of executing its anti-drug initiatives, including the dismantling of Captagon factories and tackling drug-related criminal networks, without Hezbollah's assistance.

Captagon, an amphetamine-like drug, is believed to be produced in Syria and some areas along the Lebanese border before being exported to the Gulf.

Regional officials have accused Hezbollah of involvement in the production and trafficking of Captagon, leading to sanctions imposed on two individuals associated with the group in March.

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