Nearly 270 kilograms of heroin seized in eastern Turkey
Police in Van province arrest driver of vehicle carrying over 500 packets of drugs
Security forces in eastern Turkey seized nearly 270 kilograms of heroin on Thursday.
Police in the Ipekyolu district of Van province arrested one suspect who was driving a vehicle carrying 269 kilograms 119 grams (593 pounds) of the drug.
According to local police, operations are underway against other suspects allegedly complicit in drug trafficking.
During the search of the van, sniffer dog Bozu found the drugs hidden in the trunk in 517 packets.
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