Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Foreign Affairs

Florida Congressmen Want U.S. to Target Drug Used by Hamas and Other Terrorist Organizations

Two congressmen from the Sunshine State are backing a resolution “that calls on the U.S. Government to enhance the Middle East region’s capacity to dismantle and disrupt the illicit production and trafficking of the amphetamine-type stimulant known as captagon, including the production of precursor chemicals used to create the drug.”

U.S. Rep. Jared Moskowitz, D-Fla., introduced the resolution last week with U.S. Rep. Cory Mills, R-Fla., as the only co-sponsor.

“I was horrified to learn that captagon pills were found on the bodies of dead Hamas terrorists, allowing them to remain alert and restless as they slaughtered innocent men, women, and babies,” said Moskowitz. “This drug not only aided Hamas in their October 7th attack, but it also funds the terrorist activities of the Assad regime and Hezbollah. This bipartisan proposal is a step towards cutting off this funding source and lessening Hamas’ capabilities to commit mass murder against our ally Israel again.”

“As Israel’s strongest Western ally, the United States Government cannot turn a blind eye to how brutal dictatorships in the Middle East, like the Assad regime, are funded,” said Mills. “The reality is that illicit captagon trade is a key source of revenue outside of illegal oil trade and unfrozen assets for these bad actors. The United States must support Israel’s defense, our key ally in the Middle East, by condemning and dismantling the production and trade of illicit drug trades.

See also  Matt Gaetz, Jared Moskowitz Introduce Resolution Honoring Trump Rally Shooting Victim Corey Comperatore

The resolution would “condemn the use of captagon to enhance militant capabilities in the slaughter of 1,400 innocent men, women, children, and elderly in Israel on October 7th, 2023; urge the United States to improve assistance and training to detect, deter, and disrupt Hezbollah and Fourth Division-facilitated captagon smuggling operations and broader counter-narcotics efforts;” and “urge the United States to establish an early warning system for seized captagon shared amongst key regional partners for improved identification and reporting along with establishing an interagency counter-captagon task force, encouraging regional partners to undertake cooperative law enforcement measures that enhance interdiction efforts against illicit captagon trafficking through informational exchange and forensic profiling.”

The resolution was sent to the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Author

  • Florida Daily

    Florida Daily offers news, insights and analysis as we cover the most important issues in the state, from education, to business and politics.

    View all posts
Share Story Via Text, E-Mail, Facebook or Twitter
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Follow Us on Social Media

Ed Dean: Publisher

 

Ed Dean is a leading radio and news media personality including hosting the #1 statewide radio talk show in Florida. Contact Ed.Dean@FloridaDaily.com

Article Archives

Related Stories

Most Recent

Florida Congressman Jared Moskowitz (D) issued the following statement on the assassination attempt against former President Donald Trump on Saturday in Butler, Pennsylvania: “The...

Lead

In the wake of the failed assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump, two Florida Congressmen introduced a resolution to honor Corey Comperatore, who...

Most Recent

Below is a statement from the office of Florida’s U.S. Senators, Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Rick Scott, regarding the U.S. Army Corps of...

U.S. Politics

U.S. Rep. Jared Moskowitz, D-Fla., who sits on the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, returned from Tel Aviv, Israel, after meeting with Israeli Prime...

Most Recent

This week, U.S. Reps. Mike Waltz, R-Fla., and Jared Moskowitz, D-Fla., led a bipartisan letter to U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken requesting the...

Most Recent

The U.S. House passed a proposal championed by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Jared Moskowitz, D-Fla., that “would sanction illicit purchases...

Foreign Affairs

U.S. Rep. Anna Paulina Luna, R-Fla., is championing a proposal to “cease all funding to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) until the...

Most Recent

This week, U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn, R-Fla., introduced a bill “that would direct the State Department to authorize the waiving of costs of activities...