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To stem Iraq’s drug trade, rein in the militias

Last month, nearly 16 million Captagon pills, an amphetamine-type stimulant that is quickly becoming one of the Middle East’s most ubiquitous narcotics, were seized by Iraqi security forces in three separate raids. It was a massive haul of illicit drugs.  It was also a fraction of the region’s illegal trade, a criminal enterprise that Iraqi Popular Mobilization […]