Greece captured the world's largest amount of captagon – 5.25 tons

снимка, Greece captured the world's largest amount  of captagon – 5.25 tons

The Greek authorities  have captured the largest amount of captagon tablets (phenethylin) in the world from Syria to over half a billion euro, reports"Reuters".

The coast guard and agents from the local drug trafficking agency have seized three containers of amphetamines, reported by the Financial Crimes Unit. The operation involved 20 employees who seized  5.25 tons of drugs – 33 million captagon tablets – which were found in containers from Syria.

 “This is the largest amount seized in the world, depriving organized crime of over 660 million dollars (587.45 million euros) ", it is reported in the communication.

The captagon is one of several trade names of phenethylin hydrochloride-a drug that belongs to amphetamines, stimulants of the central nervous system.

During the 60’s the captagon  had been  prescribed for the treatment of narcolepsy and depression, but in the 80’s  the health community  proclaimed  the  captagon as an addictive drug  which  does not have as much clinical benefits. It's been prohibited  since then.

The captagon is a popular drug in the Middle East and Syria.

The Greek authorities attempt to ascertain if  the consignment has been  destined for China.

 

още Новини

Абонамент

Банер Марихуана

Банер Марихуана