Syria’s rise in trafficking illegal drugs

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 4:27pm

https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/dovetail.prxu.org/_/300/9c190eeb-6976-4374-87eb-af43c5170e6f/2021_0722_03.mp3

Captagon is a party drug containing amphetamines. Those who use it claim that with one pill, they can dance all weekend. Its popularity has been a boon for war-torn Syria, which has become a major producer of captagon. Host Marco Werman speaks with Jason Palmer, host of the podcast The Intelligence at The Economist.