At least 3,500 suspects detained in operations across Turkey
ANKARA – Anadolu AgencyMore than 3,500 people were detained in operations conducted by police, gendarmerie and coast guards across Turkey, security sources said on Feb.11.
The General Security Directorate said in a statement that of the 3,609 detained in simultaneous operations late Friday, early Saturday titled "peace and safety", 2,282 were wanted by police .
Security forces confiscated 81 vehicles, 91 guns, 91 hunting rifles, 80,268 packs of smuggled cigarettes, 686 smuggled cellphones, 762 liters of unlicensed alcohol as well as 103 historical artifacts.
Around 81,000 officers participated in the operations, the statement added.