Shiite militias backed by the Iranian regime are still working to invade Arab countries with cross-border drug shipments in an effort to earn money to finance terrorist activities in which these militias are involved. After the signing of a large number of US, UN and European sanctions against Iran and its allies in the region, the support and funding that had been flowing to the terrorist arms stopped, which prompted these movements to adopt new sources of funding, including the illegal trade in narcotics.
Those parties were able to exploit the Lebanese territories to send shipments loaded with these toxins to many Arab countries, especially the Arab Gulf countries, which prompted those countries to be wary of dealing with the Lebanese authorities after repeated smuggling incidents to the ports and airports of those countries.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia had banned the entry of fruits and vegetables from Lebanese territory or their transportation to the Kingdom through its territory until the relevant Lebanese authorities provided guarantees to stop drug smuggling. A captagon shipment was seized in the past few days on its way to an African country after altering its data.
It seems that the reason behind the spread of this type of drug is to increase the number of captagon manufacturing plants and equipment, which do not need a sophisticated structure but are sometimes conducted inside homes. These pills manufactured in this way are often promoted in the local market, and leaders of the Lebanese Hezbollah militia are accused of being responsible for producing large quantities of captagon pills with the aim of exporting them to neighboring countries. The equipment needed to manufacture captagon is transported from Lebanon by militia elements loyal to Iran.
It is likely that this popular and profitable trade will continue the longer the sanctions imposed on Iran, Lebanon and the Syrian regime last. Today, drugs are an important tributary of the so-called Axis of Resistance led by Tehran in order to preserve its strategic security as it claims, and this security has become clear that it is based on the basic principle of destroying the resistance countries, who make their peoples surrender to these militias in order to achieve Tehran’s goals.
Mohamed Alaeddin, a researcher in international affairs, said that Iran and its allies in the region rely on this trade that is smuggled in different regions of Syria, especially in the south of the country, and is then smuggled to Lebanon.
In exclusive statements to the Reference, Alaeddin explained that the captagon trade is very important for financing terrorism, because it depends on the efforts of the militias willing to do anything for money, in addition to its destructive value to the host communities of the Axis of Resistance and its armed militias in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen.
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