Police seize 1,200 kilograms of cannabis in Diyarbakır

Police seize 1,200 kilograms of cannabis in Diyarbakır

DİYARBAKIR - Anadolu Agency

Police seized a total of 1,239 kilograms of cannabis in 11 separate anti-drug operations in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır.

Units from the Anti-Narcotics Bureau carried out operations against drug dealers between July 12 and July 30, the provincial security directorate said in a statement.

Seventeen suspects were apprehended during the operations while 13 of them were arrested by judicial authorities, the statement added.

Three of the suspects were released while police are working to apprehend two suspects who remain at large, according to the statement.

On a related note, police detained four people who allegedly sell drugs and grow cannabis in greenhouses they set up in a house in Istanbul’s Ataşehir district.

During the operation, police found three different greenhouses used to grow cannabis in the balcony and the bathroom of the house.

Seventy-four cannabis and more than seven kilograms of cannabis were also seized.