Police seizes over 45 kg of heroin across Turkey

Also confiscated 1 million drug pills in southern port city of Mersin

Police seizes over 45 kg of heroin across Turkey

Turkish police seized nearly 47 kilograms of heroin on Thursday.

In Van province, 47 kilograms (103 pounds) of heroin were seized in more than 90 plastic bags in a truck in Kurubas district, the police said in a statement.

The truck driver was arrested over the charges of drug trafficking.

In northwestern Tekirdag province, 78 heroin cartridges were confiscated in simultaneous operations across Corlu district.

Police arrested three people on charges of drug trafficking.

In addition, police seized one million drug pills in southern port city of Mersin.

The pills were seized in a ship arriving at Mersin’s Tasucu Port from Lebanon.

The case is under investigation.

Meanwhile, in central Eskisehir province, police seized over two kg (4 Ibs.) of cannabis and an unlicensed rifle during the searches in two cars.

The drivers were remanded into custody.

Separately, police arrested two suspects of drug trafficking in Mediterranean province of Antalya.

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