Many of the Hamas terrorists who committed the horrific slaughter of October 7 that killed more than 1,300 Israelis were on a synthetic drug called Captagon, according to new reports.
The drug, known as the "cocaine of the poor," was found in the pockets of Hamas terrorists who were killed on Israeli soil after the deadly attack. The drug is produced in Syria and distributed by Hezbollah and other militant groups.
Captagon was reportedly used by ISIS during the Syrian Civil War back in 2015. The highly-addictive drug suppresses fear and allows militants to carry out acts of violence with little concern or sympathy. It also provides the user with energy and euphoria, which ups confidence in times of war. ISIS earned plenty of revenue from the drug as they fought to control Syria during that country's ongoing civil war.
Around two years ago, an investigation conducted by The New York Times revealed that individuals associated with Syrian dictator Bashar Assad, including family members, had established a thriving industry for the production of Captagon…
Reliable estimates suggest that Captagon's exports from Syria alone reached a minimum of $3.5 billion in 2020 - a figure five times greater than the combined value of Syria's legal export industries, estimated at just over $700 million.
Captagon had initially been produced in Southern Europe and smuggled to the Middle East, but now it's a multi-billion-dollar industry in the region where terrorism has run rampant.
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