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Police seize 165 kg of heroin in central Turkey

5 suspects arrested during anti-drug operation in central Nevsehir province

Hakan Mehmet Sahin   | 02.12.2019
Police seize 165 kg of heroin in central Turkey File photo

NEVSEHIR, Turkey

Turkish security forces on Monday seized 165 kilograms (363.7 pounds) of heroin in the central Nevsehir province.

The anti-drug team of police confiscated the heroin in liquid form in the back-up fuel tank of a lorry.

Five suspects were also arrested in the operation.

According to police data, Turkish security forces seized a total of 17.3 tons of heroin and arrested more than 1,500 suspects in 2018.

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