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Police seize over 90 kg of heroin in eastern Turkey

3 suspects arrested during anti-drug operation in Van province

Necat Hazar   | 23.12.2019
Police seize over 90 kg of heroin in eastern Turkey

VAN, Turkey 

Police seized over 90 kilograms (some 198 pounds) of heroin in Turkey on Monday, according to security sources.

The anti-drug police in the eastern Van province confiscated the illicit drug when they stopped a passenger bus in Tusba district, the local police said in a statement.

During the search of bus, assisted by a sniffer dog, police found the drugs hidden in the trunk.

Anti-drug team also arrested three suspects during the operation. A local court later remanded suspects into custody.

According to police data, Turkish security forces seized a total of 18.5 tons of heroin in 2018.

It was the record of all times in Turkey.

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