Turkiye

Over 50 kg of heroin seized in southeastern Turkey

Police detain suspect after operation in Hakkari province

Sayim Harmanci   | 09.07.2020
Over 50 kg of heroin seized in southeastern Turkey

HAKKARI, Turkey 

Police seized 52.4 kilograms (115.5 pounds) of heroin in southeastern Turkey's Hakkari province on Thursday, according to officials.

Anti-drug police found heroin packages hidden inside the trunk of a truck stopped for snap checking in Yuksekova district, the provincial governorate said in a statement.

While the contraband was seized, driver of the truck was detained.

Crackdown on drugs, has, over the years, helped Turkey deal with narcoterrorism, or profits for terrorist groups from the illegal trade.

* Writing by Fahri Aksut

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