Asayish thwart drug smuggling attempt in Syria’s Hasakah

QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – The Internal Security Forces of North and East Syria (Asayish) announced on Wednesday that they had foiled an attempt of smuggling 200,000 narcotic pills in Hasakah Governorate, northeastern Syria.

The pills were loaded into two tanker trucks designated for transporting fuel on the road connecting the cities of Qamishli and Hasakah.

In a statement published on their official website, the Asayish said, “In a well-planned ambush, our Anti-Drugs Forces successfully arrested the drivers of two fuel tankers carrying large quantities of narcotic pills between the cities of Qamishli and Hasakah on Saturday, Feb. 17.”

The Asayish further stated that they had taken action upon obtaining information about a quantity of captagon pills being smuggled through the areas held by the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES).

During inspection operations, a large quantity of captagon pills was seized inside the tankers, totaling 200,000 narcotic pills.

By Saad al-Yaziji