US sanctions drug smuggling networks supporting Syrian regime

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WASHINGTON — The US announced that it would impose new sanctions on Syria, targeting 11 individuals and entities supporting President Bashar al-Assad's government by facilitating illicit financial transfers and drug trafficking, including Captagon.اضافة اعلان

 Syria has become a major producer and exporter of Captagon, a highly addictive stimulant trafficked throughout the Middle East, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.

The US Department of State affirmed that the Assad regime derives significant revenue from illicit Captagon trade, exporting raw materials extracted and processed from Syria with the assistance of foreign entities.

Additionally, the US announced sanctions targeting entities aiding the Assad government in ‘reaping millions from the mining sector.’

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