Police seize over 90 kg of heroin in eastern Turkey
3 suspects arrested during anti-drug operation in Van province
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.
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