Turkey: Police seize 1 ton of marijuana

Anti-drug police conduct operations against terrorist PKK financial sources

Turkey: Police seize 1 ton of marijuana

Turkish security forces confiscated one ton of marijuana in the southeastern province of Batman on Monday.

Anti-narcotic police teams conducted an operation against the financial support of the terrorist PKK organization, detaining one suspect, said the source who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

According to police data, Turkish security forces confiscated a total of 17.3 tons of heroin in 2018, arresting more than 1,500 suspects.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU -- has been responsible for the deaths of nearly 40,000 people, including women, children and infants.