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Syria opposition group seizes Captagon in ISIS drug bust

A Syrian opposition faction backed by the international coalition has seized a massive drug stash worth around $1.4 million during operations against the "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" (ISIS), AFP reported Monday (June 18th).

Fighters from Maghawir al-Thawra captured and destroyed the narcotics on May 31st in south-east Syria, the coalition said in a statement.

The drugs were estimated to have a black market value of around $1.4 million.

"The cache included more than 300,000 pills of Captagon, an illegal drug frequently trafficked and used by ISIS members," the coalition said.

They were seized during Maghawir al-Thawra's operations surrounding al-Tanf base, which lies along Syria's border with Jordan.

Captagon is classified by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime as an "amphetamine-type stimulant".

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