World Bulletin / News Desk
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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Turkish premier stresses stability, confidence in country for continued investments
Chairman of main opposition party says Turkey has to produce added-value goods
Muharrem Ince says he will establish ministry of industry, entrepreneurship
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Okkes Tetik was arrested in western Sakarya province
Turkish president speaks two days ahead of elections in joint broadcast of TRT channels
Raids take place in Turkey's provinces of Van, Hatay, Adana, Diyarbakir and Istanbul
Journalists from 34 countries receive accreditation from Directorate General of Press and Information for June 24 elections
No causalities reported so far from quake in Van province
Turkish justice minister also says reduction in number of ministries will enable faster services to citizens
First patrols by both Turkish and US troops in region began on June 18 and the second patrols on June 20