An air raid between Daraa and As-Suwayda targeted the house of the most famous drug smugglers and pushers in Syria and the one responsible for smuggling Captagon to Jordan, Marai Al-Ramthan. While the Syrian Observatory announced today (Monday) that Al-Ramthan was killed in a Jordanian raid, there has been no comment from Amman yet.
Al-Ramthan is called “Escobar” in southern Syria. Because of his wide fame associated with the drug trade, in reference to the largest drug dealer in the world, the Colombian Pablo Emilo Escobar.
Al-Ramthan hails from the village of Al-Sha’ab, south of Sweida, adjacent to Jordanian territory, and has a strong relationship with famous drug and hashish dealers in Lebanon, as well as his association with the Lebanese Hezbollah, according to the observatory’s director, Rami Abdel-Rahman.
Among the charges against Al-Ramathan is the recruitment of young men in Daraa and As-Suwayda and forcing them to work in the smuggling network that he runs, and 10 Jordanian court rulings have been issued against him in drug smuggling cases.
In July of last year, the State Security Court in Jordan gave Al-Ramathan and a number of wanted persons 10 days to surrender, and charged him with the crime of importing a narcotic substance with the intent of trafficking, contrary to the provisions of Article 19 / A / 1 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law No. 23 of 2016 and several other cases.
It is noteworthy that the Syrian Observatory announced in December of last year that the Syrian Military Intelligence released him after his arrest for 5 days, following mediation by the Hezbollah militia in the countryside of As-Suwayda in exchange for a large sum of money.