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Nigeria Customs Service, Others Seize ‘Jihadists Drug’ Common Among ISIS Fighters At Lagos Port

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The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Nationwide Drug Regulation Enforcement Company (NDLEA), and Division of State Companies (DSS) have seized a kind of drug recognized as some of the infamous stimulants being taken by ISIS terrorists and different violent insurgents within the Center East.

The exhausting drug is known as Captagon.



Captagon, popularly often known as Fenethylline, can also be known as “The Amphetamine Fuelling Syria’s Warfare” or “The Jihadists’ Drug” by the media.

Captagon is utilized by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS or ISIL) and different extremist teams to reinforce their troopers’ skills, maintain them awake for lengthy, uninteresting their ache, and create a way of euphoria.

Space Commander of Apapa Command, Comptroller Malanta Yusuf, disclosed this in a press release signed by the Public Relations Officer of the command, Abubakar Usman, in Lagos on Wednesday.

In keeping with Yusuf, the drug traffickers tried to smuggle the drug into the nation by hiding it inside an imported machine coming by means of Apapa Port in Lagos.

The crime was busted by means of a joint operation involving the NCS, NDLEA, and DSS after they dismantled the machine and deployed sniffer canines for help. 

“Additional dismantling of cylinders within the machine is ongoing. The operation which concerned heads of the three providers might be sustained within the battle in opposition to all types of smuggling and infractions.

“One suspect in reference to the seizure was arrested whereas additional examination and counting are ongoing earlier than extra particulars might be launched,” he stated.

He stated the long-term use of the drug led to severe unintended effects; the commonest of that are excessive despair, lethargy, insomnia, occasional palpitation of the guts, blood vessel toxicity, and malnutrition.

He careworn that the drug had been recognized as some of the infamous stimulants being taken by ISIS fighters and different insurgents to trigger unrest within the Center East.

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