On 25 March, an article from the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime says that Syria plays a central role in the global trade in Captagon, an illegal and highly addictive amphetamine.  It says that Syria’s centrality in the trade is to a significant degree linked to another actor – the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.  To fully understand the dynamics of Syria’s involvement in the trade, one must examine its relationship with Lebanon.


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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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