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Turkey seizes over 150 kilograms of heroin

Acting on tip, anti-narcotic police seize 152 kilogram of heroin kept hidden in beehives in southwestern Mugla province

Ali Riza Akkir   | 13.10.2019
Turkey seizes over 150 kilograms of heroin

MUGLA, Turkey

Turkish police on Sunday seized 152 kilograms (335.1 pounds) of heroin hidden in beehives in the country’s southwestern Mugla province. 

Acting on a tip-off, anti-narcotics police launched an operation against illegal drug trafficking in Ula district of Mugla, said the source who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

The police stopped the truck, which was carrying 152 kilograms of heroin kept hidden in beehives.

Police wore special costume of beekeepers as a narcotic dog reacted to the beehives. A total of 76 packages of heroin were seized.

Four suspects, identified only by the initials C.B, TE, F.G. and S.S, were arrested for drug smuggling.  

*Writing by Gozde Bayar

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