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A large seizure of the medicine Captagon in Italy has actually exposed the range of controlled substance manufacturing in Syria.

It’s the biggest haul ever before took, with a road worth of greater than $1bn (£900m) and also was complied with by smaller sized medicine raids throughout the Middle East, in what seems a worked with initiative versus the rewarding narcotics trade most likely run by the Syrian program and also its allies.

The amphetamine, Captagon is made use of recreationally throughout the Middle East yet is additionally taken by boxers that state it provides a sensation of invincibility on the frontlines.

The BBC’s Middle East contributor Quentin Sommerville acquired unique accessibility to the medicines’ trip to a burner.

Produced and also modified by Fabian Chaundy and also Julian Miglierini