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Italian police seize €1 billion haul of Islamic-State drugs from Syria

What is being described as the largest drug seizure in the world, €1 billion worth of drugs has been seized by Italian police.

The drugs involved were 84 million Captagon tablets which were hidden amongst goods in containers at the port of Salerno.

The finance police of Naples stated that the drugs were intended to be used in the European market for the use of financing terrorism.

This was made clear in their statement, “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”.

According to police, Captagon is widely used by IS fighters in combat.

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