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Jordanian official says Captagon seizures on track to double this year

The drug is being smuggled from Syria.

The Captagon trade is increasing in Jordan, fueled by more advanced smuggling, the Syrian military, a poor economy and more, an official said today. 

The New Lines Institute in Washington hosted a conference today on the amphetamine drug that is widely used throughout the Middle East. Raad Elfawair of the Jordanian embassy and Dora Catutti from the French embassy spoke on a panel hosted by the institute’s Caroline Rose about the regional implications of Captagon. 

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