Turkey: Over 240 kilograms of heroin seized
Drugs seized in 2 separate sniffer dog-assisted operations in Van province, 1 suspect arrested, says police
Turkish security forces seized 246.1 kilograms (542.5 pounds) of heroin in anti-narcotic operations in eastern Turkey.
The anti-narcotics teams searched a suspicious vehicle at the Ipekyolu district of Van province, bordering Iran, said a statement from the provincial police department.
In the sniffer dog-assisted operation, 287 packs of heroin -- 194.6 kilograms (429 pounds) -- were found hidden in the trunk of the car.
Efforts are underway to nab the suspect identified by the initials F.B.
Also, the police teams stopped a suspect, B.Y., in the same district and searched the bag in his hand.
A sniffer dog found 51.5 kg (113.5 lbs) of heroin hidden in the bag. The suspect was arrested.
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