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Turkey seizes over 6.2M Captagon drug pills

Contraband worth over $37M confiscated at Iskenderun Port in country's south

Burak Bir   | 16.05.2021
Turkey seizes over 6.2M Captagon drug pills

ANKARA

Customs teams confiscated over a ton of Captagon drug pills at the Iskenderun Port in southern Turkey, the biggest seizure of its kind, the country's trade minister said on Sunday.

A total of 1,072 kilograms (2,000 pounds) of Captagon drugs – more than 6.2 million pills – were seized during search by customs officials of Hatay province from May 15-16, Mehmet Mus said on Twitter.

Contraband worth over $37 million was found hidden in 11 containers brought to the port for transit to the United Arab Emirates, he also said.

Mus congratulated the local customs officials and the staff of smuggling and intelligence directorate for the operation.

Efforts will continue to curb drug trafficking, he added.

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