Fewer Saudi drug seizures raise questions over evolving Captagon trade

Issue 1187 - 23 Apr 2024 | 5 minute read

The volume of seizures of the amphetamine-like stimulant Captagon by Saudi border guards appears to have dropped sharply over the past year – it could be a sign the diplomatic rapprochement with Syria (the main source of the illegal drug) is bearing fruit, or it may just be that the authorities are being less transparent.

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