In the port of Gioia Tauro in southern Italy, police discovered the ship with the party pills synthetic analgesic with narcotic properties (tramadol) cost of 50 million euros, which was intended for the militants of the Islamic state (ISIS) in Libya. This was reported by the financial police of the region Calabria.
It is reported that the party had to get smuggled through the Indian port in Libya where each tablet of tramadol on the black market is estimated at two euros.
“According to information released by the international investigative sources, the traffic of tramadol is carried out directly IG for the financing of terrorist activities planned and conducted around the world,” says the statement of the court of Reggio di Calabria.
Deutsche Welle notes that tramadol is used primarily in the middle East and North Africa as an anesthetic. And, according to the police, this drug is known as “drug fighter”, and the terrorists of ISIS are using it for pain relief and enhancing the physical endurance of their fighters.
The Guardia stressed that because of the low cost tablets are being purchased, particularly by the militant group Boko Haram, as well as legally they are released by prescription only, in this region it is widespread smuggling.
It is also said that a similar delivery of tramadol were intercepted in the Northern Italian port of Genoa in may and in Greece last year.
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