Illegal Drugs in Jordan

In 2011, authorities in Jordan seized over 524 tons of illicit drugs such as cocaine, hashish, heroin and opium. Also seized was 9 million pills of Captagon, a stimulant drug prescribed to children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.  Captagon is the most common type of narcotic that is smuggled into the country.

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Source: Zain Khasawneh, “‘Drug, arms smuggling increased fivefold in 2011’,” Jordan Times, February 3, 2012.