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Turkey: Over 13 kg of cocaine seized in Istanbul

Two foreign suspects were caught carrying cocaine in suitcases at Istanbul airport

Huseyin Bagis   | 21.09.2019
Turkey: Over 13 kg of cocaine seized in Istanbul

ISTANBUL

Customs enforcement team in Turkey have seized 13.29 kilograms (29.29 pounds) of cocaine in an operation in Istanbul airport, the Trade Ministry said on Saturday.

A Chilean and a Dutch who both traveled from Sao Paulo, Brazil to Istanbul on different days were arrested for smuggling illicit drugs.

10.53 kg (23.21 pounds) of cocaine were seized in a search made in the suitcase of Chilean suspect, while 2.76 kg (6.08 pounds) of cocaine were seized in the suitcase of Dutch suspect.

*Writing by Erdogan Cagatay Zontur

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