Over 125 kg of heroin seized in eastern Turkey

Over 125 kg of heroin seized in eastern Turkey


Turkish police seized yesterday some 127.1 kilograms of heroin in two separate operations in the eastern province of Van.

Anti-drug police stopped a suspected minibus in the Edremit district of Van province, local police department said in a statement.

During the search, police found 75.6 kg of heroin in 145 packages hidden in the minibus and the driver was detained.

In another operation, gendarmerie forces followed a car due to disobeying a stop signal in the province’s Başkale district.

Later, 51.5 kg of heroin were seized by forces in an abandoned automobile.

Also, anti-drug police found 824 grams of genetically modified drugs in a suitcase in the Antalya Airport.

Police detained an Iranian national who carried the drugs.

According to police data, Turkish security forces have caught a total of 17.3 tons of heroin in 2018, detaining more than 1,500 suspects.