An extraordinarily large drug trial starts on December 14th at the Salzburg Regional Court. 14 people, allegedly members of an international group of perpetrators of more than 20 people, are said to have distributed 13.8 million Captagon tablets (active ingredient: amphetamine) in varying degrees and made enormous profits.
Specifically, the accused, many with Arab roots, are said to have smuggled stimulant pills in from Lebanon, repackaged them in Flachgau and finally – hidden in electrical appliances – sent them to Saudi Arabia. There gold-plated captagon, known in Germany as a “jihadist drug”, is a very popular addictive substance. The prosecution costs three to four cents to produce a Captagon tablet in Lebanon – the sales price in Saudi Arabia is then three euros per tablet. Until January 11, 2022, hearings are to take place at the regional court on seven days.
Accessed on October 29, 2021 at 8:51 am on https://www.sn.at/salzburg/chronik/vertrieb-grossbande-14-millionen-stueck-illegale-aufputschpillen-sieben-tage-prozess-in-salzburg-111601123