Istanbul police seize more than 400 kg of drugs

Anti-drug teams seize 310 kg of skunk and 130 kg of heroin

Istanbul police seize more than 400 kg of drugs

World Bulletin / News Desk

Istanbul police seized more than 400 kilos (881 pounds) of illegal drugs including heroin and "skunk" cannabis during anti-drug operations in the city, said police sources on Wednesday. 

Anti-drug teams impounded 310 kg (683 lbs.) of skunk hidden in a pickup truck coming from Croatia when it stopped in the Silivri district on May 17, said the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

Separately, 130 kilos (286 pounds) of heroin were seized in a truck carrying dates and halva to Europe from Iran when it was stopped in the city's Pendik district on May 20. 

Two suspected drug traffickers – one Croatian and one Iranian -- were remanded into custody in the city. 

Separately, over 15 kg (33 lbs.) of heroin was also confiscated in a house in Mezitli in the southern Mersin province, in an anti-drug raid. 

In the operation, one suspected drug trafficker was arrested.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 23 Mayıs 2018, 13:57