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Italy: Beheading and pain: Police seize 24m tabs meant to soothe ISIS fighters00:50

Italy: Beheading and pain: Police seize 24m tabs meant to soothe ISIS fighters

Italy, Gioia Tauro
November 3, 2017 at 12:00 GMT +00:00 · Published

Footage released Friday shows Italian police seizing around 24 million opiate tablets which reportedly belonged to the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL), in the container port Gioia Tauro, in southern Calabria region. In the footage, custom officials and police can be seen opening a container with boxes of prescription-only painkiller Tramadol. The drugs were to be sold in order to finance ISIS' attacks around the world, the officials said.According to a police statement, the approximate value of the whole batch was about €50m ($58m).

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Footage released Friday shows Italian police seizing around 24 million opiate tablets which reportedly belonged to the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL), in the container port Gioia Tauro, in southern Calabria region. In the footage, custom officials and police can be seen opening a container with boxes of prescription-only painkiller Tramadol. The drugs were to be sold in order to finance ISIS' attacks around the world, the officials said.According to a police statement, the approximate value of the whole batch was about €50m ($58m).

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