Turkey: Istanbul police makes huge cocaine bust
10 kg of cocaine seized in anti-drug operations in Istanbul
Anti-narcotics police in Turkey have seized 10 kilograms of cocaine in a major operation in Istanbul, officials said Friday.
Istanbul police impounded on May 14 the illegal drug that was smuggled from the Netherlands. Five suspects were arrested in the operation.
In a separate operation in the northwestern province of Kocaeli, police impounded 180 kilograms of heroin, detaining five people, including 2 Iranian nationals.
In another bust, police at Istanbul Airport arrested nine Iranian nationals for carrying 5 kilograms of heroin stashed in 350 capsules hidden in their bodies.
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