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Nearly 35 kilograms cocaine seized in southern Turkey

Authorities in Mersin find narcotics on ship coming from South America

Sezgin Pancar   | 13.04.2020
Nearly 35 kilograms cocaine seized in southern Turkey

MERSIN, Turkey

Security forces seized nearly 35 kilograms (around 77 pounds) of cocaine in Turkey’s southern Mersin province, authorities said on Monday.

Anti-narcotics and customs officers recovered a total of 34.79 kilograms (76.61 pounds) of heroin from a ship coming from South America, according to a statement issued by the chief public prosecutor’s office.

An investigation is underway, the statement said.

* Writing by Erdogan Cagatay Zontur

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