Over 20 kg of heroin seized in eastern Turkey
3 suspects arrested, 2 of them later remanded in custody
GAZIANTEP / VAN, Turkey
Police seized over 20 kilograms (44 pounds) of heroin in eastern Turkey on Sunday, according to officials.
Anti-drug police in the southeastern Gaziantep province launched an operation in the Ibni Sina neighborhood, the provincial security directorate said in a statement.
During the operation, over 15 kg (33 lb) of heroin and 6.4 kg (14 lb) of methamphetamine were seized and a suspect arrested.
Separately, more than 5.6 kg (12 lb) of heroin was seized in the Ipekyolu district of the eastern Van province.
A sniffer dog found three packs of heroin hidden in three bags in a cargo distribution center.
Two suspects, identified by initials M.A. and H.O., were remanded in custody after being arrested at the scene by anti-drug police.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.