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160 arrested in anti-drug operations across Turkey

Turkish police conduct anti-drug operations in 49 provinces, arrest suspects for encouraging drug use through social media

Orhan Onur Gemici   | 07.01.2020
160 arrested in anti-drug operations across Turkey

ANKARA

At least 160 suspects have been arrested in anti-drug operations across Turkey, a security source said on Tuesday.

The suspects were arrested by Turkish police in 49 provinces for encouraging drug use through social media, said the source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

In its anti-drug efforts last year, Turkey confiscated over 40 tons of marijuana and seized about 40 million cannabis roots.

A search is underway to capture 40 remaining suspects.

* Writing by Burak Bir and Havva Kara Aydin

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