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Over 285 kg of heroin seized in eastern Turkey

6 suspects also arrested in operation conducted in Van province

Necat Hazar   | 15.04.2019
Over 285 kg of heroin seized in eastern Turkey

VAN, Turkey

Turkish security forces on Monday seized some 285.6 kilograms (629.5 pounds) of heroin in the eastern Van province, local police said.

Acting on a tip off, anti-narcotic police teams carried out an operation at a cargo company in Tusba district and found 269 kg of heroin (593 pounds) in 515 packages hidden in toy boxes.

Later, special police force carried out another operation in order to catch the suspects.

Six suspect were arrested during the operation in a house in Akkopru neighborhood, where police teams also seized 16.6 kg of heroin (36.5 pounds) stuffed in 32 packages hidden in nutmeat.

After the operation, two suspects were released under judicial control, while the remaining were remanded in custody.

*Writing by Burak Bir

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