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Over 300 kg heroin seized in Turkey
Over 300 kg heroin seized in Turkey

Anti-narcotics operations carried out in Sirnak, Diyarbakir and Van provinces

World Bulletin / News Desk

More than 300 kilograms of heroin were seized during anti-narcotics operations across eastern and southeastern Turkey, a ministry statement and a police source said Friday. 

Turkish Ministry of Customs and Trade said in a written statement that custom guards launched an operation on a tip-off at Habur border gate between southeastern Turkey and northern Iraq.

The guards confiscated more than 61 kilograms of packed heroin from a lorry they stopped at the gate.

In another operation in eastern Van province, anti-narcotics teams seized more than 155 kilograms of heroin stacked inside a truck, a police source said on the condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media. 

The driver and the passenger were arrested over drug-related offenses.

In southeastern Diyarbakir province, police carried an operation following a tip-off. Two suspects were detained and 86.5 kilograms of heroin were seized, the sources added.


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