US-led coalition destroys Islamic State narcotics cache — including 300,000 so-called ‘Jihadi pills’ – The Military Times, 2018/06/09
The international coalition to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria destroyed a large drug cache on June 12 that was previously controlled by the militant group.
The drugs were estimated to have a black market value of roughly $1.4 million, according to a press release from Operation Inherent Resolve.
“Despite [ISIS’] facade of Islamic purity, its criminal terrorists are known drug users and traffickers,” the coalition said in its press release. “The cache included more than 300,000 pills of Captagon, an illegal drug frequently trafficked and used by [ISIS] members.”
So what is this Captagon?
Captagon is a highly addictive amphetamine-based drug that is banned in many countries. The drug keeps its user awake and alert for long periods of time and can help dull pain. The drug’s main ingredient is fenethylline, a chemical combination of amphetamine and theophylline.
In one instance, 122 Chinese-made machine guns were found in an ISIS cache south of Mosul, Iraq. Each weapon was affixed with one to three pouches filled with a powder that presumptive analysis revealed was a “performance enhancing amphetamine,” according to Conflict Armament Research, a U.K.-based investigative organization.
So basically these ISIS fighters are drugged zombies. Take away their “courage” and it seems as though they will be less willing to fight.