Anti-Drugs Unit raids first drugs factory in Jordan

Jordan

Published: 2018-01-16 09:59

Last Updated: 2018-01-16 11:20


The factory was producing large quantities of Captagon pills. (Roya)
The factory was producing large quantities of Captagon pills. (Roya)
Roya News Source

In a first of its kind operation, the Anti-Drugs Unit raided the first drugs factory in Jordan on Sunday night.

The Public Security Directorate (PSD) said that the Unit has closely followed the case for months, after receiving a tip from a person they did not name.

A specialized team closely monitored the suspects over a period of months and gathered information about them, until they were finally able to locate the factory and identify the persons involved.

The factory was producing large quantities of Captagon pills.

The PSD said that the one of the suspects imported tons of different chemicals that are usually used for manufacturing cleaning products, and hired a non-Jordanian expert to treat the chemicals and extract the chemicals needed for making the Captagon pills.

The amount of chemicals imported was large enough to produce more than 100 million Captagon pills.

The factory was located inside a hangar in east Amman, which the suspects rented out under false pretences - they said they would be using it to manufacture cleaning products.

Around two million Captagon pills were seized by the Unit, and arrested seven suspects, including the foreign chemicals expert.

The investigation is ongoing.