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Police seize 24.5 kg of cocaine at Istanbul Airport

Drugs brought from Colombia were hidden in box with flowers, security sources say

Halil Demir   | 21.01.2021
Police seize 24.5 kg of cocaine at Istanbul Airport

ISTANBUL 

Turkish police seized on Thursday 24.5 kg (53.46 pounds) of cocaine hidden in a box with flowers at the Istanbul Airport.

Anti-narcotic teams in Istanbul acted on a tip-off that a substantial amount of cocaine was brought to Turkey from Colombia, security sources said.

They added that a search for suspects who were meant to take the package is underway.

*Writing by Gozde Bayar in Ankara

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