Turkey: Over 7 tons of marijuana seized

Anti-narcotics operation carried out in southeastern province of Diyarbakir

Turkey: Over 7 tons of marijuana seized

By Hasan Namli


Turkish security forces seized more than 7.2 tons of marijuana in anti-drug raids across five districts of southeastern Diyarbakir on Friday, security sources said.

In a statement, Diyarbakir governor's office said local gendarmerie commando units, police special forces unit and local security teams began anti-narcotics operation in Lice, Kulp, Silvan, Hazro and Kocakoy districts of Diyarbakir on September 10 and finalized the simultaneous operations on September 14.

Over 7.2 tons of marijuana, 669,478 cannabis roots and over 712 kg of powdered hashish were seized in the four-day operations.

Security units also seized 401 AK-47 rifles, 698 M-16 rifles and 4 ammunition clips in Diyarbakir's Lice district.

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