More than 647 kg of marijuana seized in SE Turkey

5 alleged drug smugglers, 3 suspects arrested during raids

Hasan Namli, Aydin Arik, Deniz Acik  | 02.01.2020 - Update : 02.01.2020
More than 647 kg of marijuana seized in SE Turkey


Turkish security forces seized 647 kilograms (1,426 pounds) of marijuana during nationwide operations, authorities said.

The gendarmes in southeastern Diyarbakir province seized 515 kg (1,135 lbs) of marijuana, according to the local governor's office.

Security forces seized weapons and ammunition and destroyed winter bunkers used by YPG/PKK terrorists in southeastern Turkey.

Separately, security forces seized 132 kg (291 Ibs) of marijuana in eastern Bingol province in a sniffer dog-aided operation.

During raids at various houses in the central Eskisehir province, police confiscated a small amount of marijuana and arrested three suspects.

Also, five drug smugglers were arrested in southeastern Adiyaman province.

*Writing by Burak Dag

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