Drug trafficking | Traffic accident uncovers huge drug shipment near Syria-Lebanon border as a part of efforts to turn Syria into 'narco-state’ • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Drug trafficking | Traffic accident uncovers huge drug shipment near Syria-Lebanon border as a part of efforts to turn Syria into ‘narco-state’

Homs province: SOHR sources reported that a traffic accident occurred near Al-Zarah village bridge on Homs-Tartous road in areas controlled by Syrian regime forces, leaving one person dead and others injured.

According to SOHR sources, the accident revealed a large quantity of narcotics that were onboard a pickup car, intended for smuggling near Syrian-Lebanese border. Nearly 3,000,000 captagon pills and two tonnes of “cannabis” have been found.

This comes as a part of ongoing efforts to flood Syria with drugs by Iran-affiliated militias led by Lebanese Hezbollah.

Yesterday, SOHR published a report confirming that Iranian-backed militias continue to bring new types of “drugs” into Syria and to trade and smuggling them from Syria to neighbouring countries such as Lebanon, Jordan, and Turkey.

As Syria has become a fertile environment for this dangerous scourge and turned to be ‘narco-state.’

The militias associated with Iran are exploiting the security chaos prevailing in the areas controlled by the regime forces to do their dirty business.

SOHR activists also reported that areas controlled by Syrian regime forces have many narcotic-manufacturing plants that run under the supervision of the Lebanese “Hezbollah” militia. In these narcotic-manufacturing plants, large quantities of drugs are manufactured, such as “hashish,” Captagon pills “and other equally dangerous narcotics.