The amount of unlicensed red meat imports in Turkey in the first six months of 2010 increased by five fold when compared to the same term last year.
The number of individuals smuggling unlicensed red meat into Turkey increased sharply after the price of red meat has increased highly in recent days and weeks.
In the first half of 2009, Turkish security forces confiscated 1.8 tonnes of unlicensed red meat. This figure went up to 9.7 tonnes in the first half of 2010.
In operations conducted at customs points in the first half of 2010, Turkish security forces confiscated unlicensed goods and illegal drugs worth 268.8 million TL (1 USD is equal to 1.516 TL).
Below is a list of certain goods confiscated at Turkish customs points in the first six months of 2010 and the minimum value of such goods:
Type of good Value (Thousand TL)
Tobacco alcohol 10,140
Fuel oil 18,132
Electronic good 7,847
Valuable mine 2,746
Medical equipment 2,129
Misc. goods 53,318
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