General Ali al-Hassan evaluates the results of anti-drug campaign: We face cross-border networks

The official spokesman for the Internal Security Forces of North and East Syria, Brigadier General Ali Al-Hassan, confirmed that the anti-drug campaign is continuing according to its elaborate work plan, noting that its positive results have begun to appear on the ground by thwarting many smuggling operations and confiscating many narcotic substances, noting that they face cross-border networks.

General Ali al-Hassan evaluates the results of anti-drug campaign: We face cross-border networks
12 December 2023   05:05
AL_RAQQA
AHMED AL- ASSAF

In retaliation for the martyrs of the Anti-Narcotics Academy, the Internal Security Forces in North and East Syria launched an anti-drug campaign on October 27.

Regarding the results and importance of the campaign, ANHA agency met with the official spokesman for the Internal Security Forces in North and East Syria, Brigadier General Ali Al-Hassan, who confirmed at the beginning of his speech that “the campaign of revenge for the anti-drug martyrs is still continuing until this moment, and our forces are working in the fight against drugs continuously and with strong determination in eliminating the nests of terrorists who promote the scourge of drugs, which is no less dangerous than terrorism.”

Brigadier General Ali stated, “Drug promotion is a type of special war practiced by parties hostile to the democratic nation project in North and East Syria,” adding, “The anti-drug campaign is no less important than any campaign launched in North and East Syria to confront terrorism.”

Brigadier General Ali Al-Hassan revealed the quantities of drugs seized from the day the campaign was launched until the moment of the interview with him, and said: “To this day, we have seized 620,000 narcotic pills, 4 kg of hashish, 112 g of crystal meth, and other narcotic substances. The number of promoters who have been arrested to date has reached 92 people.”

Brigadier General Ali Al-Hassan confirmed: "The anti-drug campaign in all regions of North and East Syria is proceeding in an elaborate manner, and is being worked on according to plans and studies."

Regarding how narcotic materials enter the regions of North and East Syria, Brigadier General Al-Hassan said: “These materials enter through our common border with the so-called terrorist Free Army, which is directly linked to the Turkish occupation state, and also with the borders that connect us to other regions and cities.”

Brigadier General Al-Hassan explained, “The Internal Security Forces are trying, in cooperation with the Syrian Democratic Forces, to control these borders with those areas,” noting that “Syria was and still is a commercial transit zone due to its geographical location strategy, and some groups tampering with the national security are trying to introduce these narcotic substances from in order to promote it here and cross it to other areas across our lands.”

Al-Hassan pointed out that "the border problem exists in all countries of the world, and borders cannot be fully controlled. The weak souls at home try to coordinate with merchants abroad, and these networks are not only local, but rather cross-border networks."

Brigadier General Ali Al-Hassan stressed at the conclusion of his speech that "the anti-drug campaign is continuing and there is no specific date for its end to protect our people from this dangerous scourge."

T/ Satt.

ANHA