The US House of Representatives approves the “Captagon 2” law to hold the Syrian regime accountable

The US House of Representatives approves the “Captagon 2” law to hold the Syrian regime accountable

Apr 17 2024

ARK News… The US House of Representatives approved the “Captagon 2” law, which grants the US administration broad powers to hold the Syrian regime accountable for drug trafficking.

The project received the support of 410 members, compared to the opposition of 13 members, and it complements the law that was passed in late 2022, which requires the development of a joint strategy between American agencies to disrupt and dismantle the production and smuggling of drugs and “Captagon” networks linked to the Assad regime in Syria.

The “Captagon 2” law targets the Syrian regime, the networks associated with it, and everyone who is active or involved in trading in Captagon, manufacturing it, smuggling it, or benefiting from the revenues resulting from it, regardless of their nationality.

Republican Senator and head of the group concerned with Syria in the US Congress, French Hill, said: “The murderous Assad regime is supported by the drug Captagon, which generates billions in illegal financing.”

He added in a tweet on his account on the “X” platform: “We need to impose specific sanctions that directly target individuals and networks associated with the Captagon trade, and this is precisely why it is so important that the House of Representatives today approves the draft law that I presented, which is the Law to Suppress Illicit Trafficking.” The project is in Captagon.”

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