A source at the Nassib border crossing between Syria and Jordan revealed the seizure of 800,000 captagon pills hidden within a refrigerated vehicle holding vegetables and fruits. The refrigerator was coming from the countryside of Damascus and heading to one of the Gulf states through Jordanian territory.
According to the source, the refrigerated vehicle was detained and the case was referred to the competent authorities, stressing the seizure of many similar cases during the past months, which relied on investigations and cooperation from several quarters.
He added that freight traffic through the crossing has improved in recent days, and most trucks departing from the Syrian side are loaded with vegetables and fruits, while most truckloads from Jordan are fabrics, power panels, and other materials allowed to be imported.
A few days ago, Najwa al-Shaar, director of the Syrian Federation of International Freight Forwarders, confirmed that between 50 and 60 cars a day loaded with Syrian goods were coming out to Jordan and the Gulf through the Nassib crossing, while the number of cars coming from Jordan to Syria was about 5 cars per day.
Interior Minister Maj. Gen. Mohammed al-Rahmoun said Syria is a country clean of drugs in terms of agriculture, production, and manufacturing, but its geographical location has made it a transit country for drugs, stressing that the authorities are making efforts to pursue drug traffickers and promoters and address this phenomenon.
The Syrian Interior Ministry periodically and increasingly announces the arrest of drug trafficking networks in the provinces, and news has recently increased about the detection of drug shipments from Syria in several countries, including Egypt, Greece, and Jordan.
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