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Syria is the world’s largest ‘narco-state’

World's largest 'narco-state'

Context:- Syria has become the world’s largest ‘narco-state and most of its foreign exchange earnings come from the production and export of Captagon, a highly addictive amphetamine commonly referred to as poor man’s coke.

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  • Drug trafficking, is especially Captagon, which is a significant part of Syria’s economy. It accounts for more than 90 percent of the country’s foreign exchange earnings according to criteria to be classified as a world’s largest ‘narco-state‘.
  • Experts have indicated that Syria is the major producer of Captagon, with much of it exported to the Gulf region. Following a crackdown on protesters by President Bashar al-Assad in 2011 and subsequent sanctions or trade embargoes with Syria, the Lebanese regime along with Hezbollah increased the production and export of Captagon to the Gulf countries.
  • The US enacted the Captagon Act last year, linking the drug trade to the Assad regime in Syria and labelling it an international security threat.

About Syria

Capital – Damascus

Official language – Arabic

President – Bashar al-Assad

Vice President –Najah Al-Attar

Prime Minister –Hussain Arnoos

Speaker of the People’s Assembly – Hammouda Sabbagh

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