Syrian government asked to explain spike in drug imports

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Destruction in Salah Ed Din neighbourhood of Aleppo, Syria. Photo: OCHA/Josephine Guerrero

The Syrian government has been asked by the UN to explain the importing of "significant amounts" of the legally traded drug, pseudoephedrine, which can be used to make the illicit stimulant, methamphetamine.

Methamphetamine has been used in war time to heighten the attention and performance of soldiers.

Daniel Dickinson has been speaking to Werner Sipp, the President of the UN's International Narcotics Control Board (INCB).

Duration: 2'46"

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