Turkish forces make major drug bust in country's east
Drugs seized in counter-narcotics operations by gendarmerie in 2 different provinces
HAKKARI /BINGOL, Turkey
Turkish security forces made a major drug bust in two provinces, officials announced Wednesday.
In the Genc district of the eastern province of Bingol, gendarmes captured 117 kilograms (over 257 pounds) of marijuana. They also arrested a suspect over drug trafficking.
Separately, gendarmes in the Yukseova district of the southeastern Hakkari province, bordering Iraq and Iran, seized 48 kg (over 105 lbs) of heroin. A suspect was also arrested.
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