Saturday, June 15 2024

Police seize thousands of amphetamine pills on Rhodes


More than 180,000 Captagon pills, known as the “jihadist’s drug,” were seized on the island of Rhodes last Thursday, police said Monday. 


Drug enforcement officers found the pills inside two bags on a beach near the island’s capital.

Captagon is known as the “jihadist’s drug” because of its use by ISIS fighters in Syria, where it is still thought to be illegally produced.

 On the same day, 40 bags with swastika symbols containing over 80,800 tablets of an unspecified drug were found off Kastellorizo. It is possible the bags were part of a larger cargo that was trafficked or confiscated either in Turkey or in another country in the Eastern Mediterranean.