Jordanian Authorities Shoot Down DJI Drone Carrying Crystal Meth
On Monday, Jordan's vigilant authorities swiftly shot down a DJI drone attempting to smuggle drugs over its eastern borders. This marks the fourth time such an incident has occurred in a single month.
The DJI drone was not carrying just any Contraband; it was loaded with crystal meth. As the Jordanian army pointed out, crystal meth is a synthetic drug, often manufactured secretly in hidden labs.
Speaking about the incident, the military stated, “The Border Guard forces, in co-ordination with the narcotics control department and the military security services, monitored an attempt by an unmanned drone to illegally cross the border from Syrian territory to Jordanian territory, and it was shot down inside Jordanian territory.”
According to the original report from The National, Jordan consistently reveals its active operations against the illicit smuggling of arms and drugs from neighboring Syria. A major concern is Captagon, an amphetamine variant that's troubling the Middle East.
Since the Syrian army and pro-Iranian militias took control of Southern Syria in 2018, the region has emerged as a pivotal point for drug transit and production. Jordan acknowledges the increasing sophistication of smuggling operations, highlighting the use of drones by armed groups.
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