IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.

In depth: Lucrative business of ISIS drug Captagon


‘The Guardian’ Middle East Reporter Kareem Shaheen says the cost of making 200,000 Captagon pills is $30,000 dollars and in turn, selling for $600,000 in Saudi Arabia. Vox’s German Lopez says when taken in large quantities, the pill is capable of making Syrian ISIS fighters overcome feelings of fear like beheading individuals while on camera.