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Over 125 kilograms of heroin seized in Turkey

Anti-narcotics operations carried out in capital Ankara and southern Osmaniye provinces

20.06.2018
Over 125 kilograms of heroin seized in Turkey

ANKARA 

Turkish security forces impounded over 126 kilograms (300 pounds) of heroin and 1,450 grams of hashish in multiple operations in the capital Ankara and southern Osmaniye province on Wednesday, according to police sources.

In Ankara, the anti-narcotics police force launched a helicopter-borne operation against the drug dealers after receiving a tip about distribution of drugs.

Police followed a suspect and carried out a helicopter-borne operation against the drug dealers.

A suspect was detained in the operation and a total of 1,450 grams of hashish, 600 grams of heroin and 30 grams of cocaine were seized in the operation, said a source who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media.

In southern Osmaniye province, the provincial anti-narcotics police force stopped a truck on highway and seized 125.5 kilograms of heroin.

The police also arrested the truck driver.

Reporting by Hamdi Celikbas and Muzaffer Cagliyaner:Writing by Seyit Ahmet Aytac

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