Bootleg alcohol seized in Istanbul worth 1 million Turkish Liras
Police raided a suspicious villa and a house in Istanbul’s Büyükçekmece and Fatih districts following a tip off.
Police officers seized 500 bottle of bootleg alcohol, 1,000 liters of bootleg alcohol filled in bins and materials that have been used in producing alcoholic beverages in the villa.
Three suspects related to the incident were detected by police and the investigation was deepened following a suspect’s testimony.
Police raided the second floor of a three-story building in the Fatih district and detained two suspects in the building. Police also seized the bottled bootleg alcohol that was ready to be sold.
Police officials said that a total of four suspects were detained in a two-day police operation in Istanbul.
On Jan. 18, one person was detained and 21 tons of bootleg alcohol were seized on Jan. 17 in an operation carried out by police units in the Seyhan district of the southern province of Adana.
Upon a tipoff, the operation was conducted by the provincial department of anti-smuggling and organized crime units. The police confiscated the alcohol that was seized.