Captagon is a highly addictive drug sweeping the Middle East. The amphetamine has been associated with the war in Syria, and it has led to a crackdown by officials in the Gulf

Jordan shoots down two drones carrying drugs from Syria
Hauls of crystal methamphetamine were seized, the army said
September 27, 2023, 7:22 AM
Syrian drugs use almost triples since civil war began in 2011
Report will shed light on the little-known but devastating effects of Captagon and opiates among communities
September 26, 2023, 5:00 AM
Jordan seizes 350,000 pills in narcotics bust
The kingdom is a main transit route for drug trafficking from Syria into the Arabian Peninsula
September 19, 2023, 10:06 AM
Major challenges face Jordan's anti-narcotics border security plans, Saudi official says
Jordan is the main conduit for drugs from Syria to inner Arabia
September 13, 2023, 6:05 PM
Jordan faces 'big challenge' to stop drug flow from Syria, says Foreign Minister
Authorities have arrested 24 drug dealers in kingdom this month
September 07, 2023, 1:02 PM
Jordan's military determined to stop cross-border smuggling, says senior general
Kingdom has intercepted three drones from Syria in a month as war on drugs trade escalates
August 30, 2023, 6:49 AM
Drug smugglers wounded by Jordanian military on Syria border
Spokesman says several traffickers were shot in the latest confrontation in Amman's war against narcotics
August 20, 2023, 9:06 AM
UK needs to refocus on Middle East, says Foreign Affairs Committee chief
Alicia Kearns says country needs to be 'part of the conversations' as Gulf states 'step up to the world stage'
August 19, 2023, 7:10 AM
Western leaders seek to snuff out Captagon trade before it floods new markets
Senior politicians in London and Washington fear the drug is likely to penetrate countries far beyond the Middle East
August 17, 2023, 4:29 PM
Gulf crackdown on Captagon raises fears Europe will be next target
Arab states have re-engaged with Syria, a key producer, in an effort to curb flows of the drug
August 17, 2023, 5:57 AM
Saudi authorities thwart drug smuggling attempts
Authorities busted operations involving qat, hashish, and methamphetamine
August 16, 2023, 3:23 PM
Drug use is rising in Jordan, warns Interior Minister
Mazen Al Faraya says 'we cannot ignore' increase, as kingdom tries to tackle flow of narcotics at Syrian border
August 16, 2023, 12:51 PM
Saudi Arabia seizes 2.2 million Captagon pills hidden in baklava shipment
Authorities did not reveal source of the drug, which has proliferated in government-held parts of Syria
August 14, 2023, 11:59 AM
Death of journalist in Syria's Deraa puts spotlight on simmering unrest
Southern governorate has been gripped by revived insurgent violence, local vendetta killings and drug smuggling
August 11, 2023, 3:36 AM
Jordanian authorities arrest drug trafficker with international gang links
Police say he was seized in the past few days in the city of Irbid near Syria, Jordan's main narcotics supplier
August 02, 2023, 11:05 PM
US must play 'bad cop' in battling Syria's Captagon trade
Congressman French Hill, who led the Captagon Act, talks to The National after a trip to the Middle East
July 17, 2023, 9:27 PM
US rallies international effort to combat synthetic drug trade
New Global Coalition to Address Synthetic Drug Threats will bring together dozens of countries
July 06, 2023, 7:18 PM
250,000 Captagon pills stored in a school seized by Iraqi authorities
The country is a transit hub for the illegal drug trade and especially the amphetamine like stimulant
June 28, 2023, 4:01 PM
Oman arrests drug network and seizes six million Captagon pills
Authorities track international smuggling gang in co-operation with Saudi Arabia
June 22, 2023, 6:50 AM
Did Syria give consent for drug dealer air strike near Jordan?
Outcome of drug war on Syria-Jordan border linked to political dynamics
June 16, 2023, 12:02 PM