Some 35 kg of heroin seized in eastern Turkey

Sniffer dog finds illegal substance hidden in truck stopped by police at checkpoint, says provincial governor’s office

Some 35 kg of heroin seized in eastern Turkey

Turkish police have seized some 35 kilograms (77 pounds) of heroin hidden in a truck in eastern Agri province, bordering Iran, said a statement on Thursday.

According to the provincial governor’s office, a sniffer dog helped find the illegal substance after the local police stopped the suspicious truck at a checkpoint.

Later, the truck driver of Iranian origin was remanded in custody.

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