In April of 2013, Abreu Report published an article -- Narco-subs, Terror-drones, and the Coming Drone Curtain -- where we wrote:
"The cartels in Central America are paying close attention to developments in the drone arena because they hold the potential for risk-free international transportation. I met a guy in a coffee shop here in Amsterdam who did time in Colombia with a guy who was caught building a narco-sub. Narco-subs are small, hard-to-detect, and cost a meager 3 million dollars. A two man crew operating a narco-sub can rake 150 million. Narco-subs are the safest bet for anyone who has the money, and according to my source there was often a North Korean guy working with his friend in prison. The North Koreans have developed a good relationship with some friends in Colombia, and have been building up their reserve of Benjamins by selling their submarine technology."
Flash-forward to 2016, and NATO officials are just getting around to announcing that the Islamic State is in development of a "navy." What these NATO officials fail to acknowledge, however, is that ISIS, as the Islamic State is commonly known, has already developed what could be considered a crude navy.
As a result of Russian bombardment in Syria and Kurdish advances in Iraq, ISIS has seen its oil revenue threatened. As a result, it is escalating its hunt for other sources of financing, chiefly among these: the sale of illegal narcotics.
As was widely reported in November of last year, ISIS fighters are often hooked on captagon, "a combination of two drugs, theophylline and amphetamine," which can keep them going for days, especially when on a suicide mission. It has been described by some as the Four Loko of martyrdom.
As ISIS expands in Afghanistan to the extent that the Afghan government is alleging to having killed dozens during some missions, followed by dozens more killed during a radio station bombing, the terror army has come across another martyrdom drug: opium. Opium has the power to provide the Caliphate with riches "beyond the wildest dreams of avarice," especially because of its strategic assets on the Mediterranean, particularly in Libya.
Abreu Report has learned that ISIS has already developed a strategic plan to smuggle opium from its Afghanistan province to its Libyan affiliate with the assistance of Pakistan. The New York Times in its article -- Pakistan's Hand in the Rise of International Jihad -- reported that "there are reports that Pakistan had a role in the rise of the Islamic State" and that Pakistan encouraged fighters to travel to Syria and join ISIS by traversing "along well-worn smuggling routes from Pakistan through Iran and Iraq."
|Islamic State fighter walks on Mediterranean sand|
The Pakistani intelligence agency, the ISI, in its quest to enrich itself, is allowing the Islamic State to smuggle opium from ships leaving its coastal cities. Using knowledge acquired through Colombian intermediaries, ISIS is shipping heroin into Europe from Libya using what were previously termed "narco-subs," but have now become "narco-terror-subs."
ISIS is earning up to 150 million euros per narco-sub shipment, thus making the loss of its oil earnings negligible in the face of an aggressive international bombing campaign. Spain just recently caught 7 individuals suspected of involvement in ISIS' massive international arm, cash, and drug trafficking conspiracy, but the real threat will come from under the ocean.
Islamic State fighters from Libya in mini-subs are regularly approaching Southern Europe, and it's not just opium and captagon that they are bringing with them. They will bring weapons and destruction on a scale that we cannot imagine.