Security forces confiscate 145 kg of heroin in Turkey
Heroin seized in Kapikule customs gate in Turkish-Bulgarian border and eastern Van province
By Cuneyt Kemal Ozkok
A total of 145 kilograms (319 pounds) of heroin was seized in Turkey on Tuesday, according to official sources.
Turkish Trade Ministry said in a statement that 104 kilograms (229 pounds) of heroin was seized in Kapikule customs gate at the Turkish-Bulgarian border.
The heroin was confiscated from two separate vehicles, the statement said, adding, the drivers of the vehicles -- one Bulgarian and one Iraqi national -- were arrested.
Separately, in eastern Van province, police seized 41 kg (90 Ibs) of heroin and 10,000 euros when it stopped a minibus over suspicion, the provincial police headquarters said in a statement.
Two people were arrested over the incident, it added.
* Necat Hazar from Van contributed from the storyAnadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.