30 kilograms of cocaine seized in passenger’s luggage at Istanbul airport

30 kilograms of cocaine seized in passenger’s luggage at Istanbul airport

ISTANBUL - Demirören News Agency
30 kilograms of cocaine seized in passenger’s luggage at Istanbul airport

The authorities seized 30.5 kilograms of cocaine, worth 10 million Turkish Liras ($2.1 million) in the luggage of a Brazilian passenger at Istanbul Atatürk Airport on July 3.

Following the risk assessments they made, the teams from Istanbul police’s anti-drug unit suspected a Brazilian passenger, identified as Wilco da Conceiçao A, who was flying from Brazil to Baghdad via Istanbul.

After the plane landed at the airport, the police searched the suspect’s luggages with the help of two detection dogs.

The search revealed the passenger had stashed the cocaine in vacuum bags under toys.

The Brazilian passenger caught with the substance was detained while an investigation is still underway.

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