Turkey

Over 35 kg of heroin seized in eastern Turkey

Sniffer dog helped search in Van province

Necat Hazar   | 27.09.2020
Over 35 kg of heroin seized in eastern Turkey FILE PHOTO

VAN, Turkey

Turkish forces on Sunday seized over 35 kilograms of heroin in the eastern Van province, security sources said.

Acting on a tip off, the anti-narcotics team carried out a raid in the Baskale district, said the source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

A sniffer dog helped the search and a total of 35.83 kg (79 pounds) of heroin hidden in 70 packages were seized, it said.

Efforts are underway to track and arrest the suspects, it added.

* Writing by Gozde Bayar

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