Eastern Turkey: Gendarmerie seize over 1 ton marijuana

Some 1.2 tons of marijuana, 500,000 cannabis sativa roots seized amid operation ineastern Bingol province

Aydin Arik   | 25.08.2019
Eastern Turkey: Gendarmerie seize over 1 ton marijuana

BINGOL, Turkey

Turkish security forces seized over one ton of marijuana and around 500,000 cannabis roots amid an operation in eastern Turkey, local officials announced on Sunday.

Provincial gendarmerie seized 1.2 tons (2645 pounds) of marijuana and 501,700 cannabis sativa roots in the Genc district of Bingol province, according to a written statement from the provincial governor's office.

Three suspects were detained after the anti-terror and anti-drug operation in seven different points of the province, it added.

*Writing by Gozde Bayar

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