Jordanian army reportedly threatens drug smugglers in southern Syria

Jordan

Published: 2023-05-17 14:36

Last Updated: 2024-05-23 09:56


Jordanian army reportedly threatens drug smugglers in southern Syria
Jordanian army reportedly threatens drug smugglers in southern Syria

Ten days after an air raid killed an alleged drug/arms trafficker, individuals accused of the same crime in southern Syria have received Jordan-emanated text messages urging them to surrender to Jordanian border guards or face death, according to Syrian news website, As-Suwayda 24.

In a rare openly stern tone, the messages warned the recipients that their actions were being “monitored” and their meetings were being “hacked.”

The messages accused them of sabotaging the Jordanian society by flooding the Kingdom with tons of narcotics, and threatened them with a fate similar to that of Marai al-Ramathan, who was targeted ten days ago in an air raid in As-Suwayda Governorate.

The threatened individuals were urged to surrender before a deadline expires. The report did not specify when.

“We vow to hold you accountable for your acts,” read one of the text messages.

Contacted by Roya, the Jordanian Army declined to deny or confirm these reports.

Reports in southern Syria suggest that most drug traffickers in southern Syria have gone into hiding, in the wake of Ramthan’s remote killing.

They have taken measures such as changing their places of residence and vehicles, which were previously under the protection of Syrian security and military forces, Syrian media reported.

The Jordanian authorities view the flow of drugs from Syria as a threat to the national security and have intensified their efforts to combat it.

A Jordanian official has confided in Roya recently that the authorities have cautioned the Syrian authority into taking action against dozens of drug-makers and traffickers, otherwise, the Jordanian army would take action inside the Syrian territories.