Dr-ugs and weapons shipment | Jordanian forces stop huge smuggling operation on borders with Syria • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Dr-ugs and weapons shipment | Jordanian forces stop huge smuggling operation on borders with Syria

Clashes erupted between the Jordanian army on one hand and an armed group working on smuggling drugs on the other hand, while the group was smuggling a huge amount of drugs and weapons taking advantage of the weather, where the clashes erupted earlier today near Al-Sha’ab village at borders between Syria and Jordan in eastern Al-Suwaydaa countryside, while the Jordanian army managed to stop the smuggling operation and the armed group fled towards Syrian territory leaving the materials that were set to be smuggled behind.

On October 11, SOHR sources reported that clashes broke out between Jordanian Arab Army forces and an armed drug smugglers while smugglers attempted to smuggle Captagon pills into Jordan.
The clashes took place near Al-Sha’ab village at Syria-Jordan border in eastern Al-Suwaydaa countryside.
The Jordanian army managed to thwart the smuggling attempt, while the armed group fled deep into Syrian territory, leaving behind narcotic pills.
It is worth noting that most of the smuggling of drugs and weapons to Jordan takes place in Al-Sha’ab village, where smuggling groups work for the Lebanese Hezbollah.
On September 8, SOHR activists reported that clashes between Jordan forces and a group of smugglers erupted at dawn near the Syrian border village of Al-Sha’ab with Jordan over attempting to smuggle a shipment of drugs into Jordan.
These clashes left a number of smugglers injured and led to the thwarting of the drug smuggling operation. The smugglers fled deep into Syrian territory.
It is worth noting that Lebanese Hezbollah militia relies on smugglers from the border area with Jordan and tribesmen to smuggle shipments of narcotics, weapons and others, in full view of regime forces.