Heroic narcotic dog detects 98 kilograms of heroin in Turkey’s Erzincan

Heroic narcotic dog detects 98 kilograms of heroin in Turkey’s Erzincan

ERZİNCAN – Anadolu Agency
Heroic narcotic dog detects 98 kilograms of heroin in Turkey’s Erzincan

Ninety-eight kilograms of heroin were seized by police in the northeastern Turkish province of Erzincan with the help of a narcotic detection dog on Feb. 25.

Anti-narcotics police stopped a vehicle on the Erzincan-Erzurum highway during a routine search.

Police searched the vehicle over suspicions of drugs while “Kurt,” the narcotic detection dog, contributed to search efforts with his skills.

Kurt detected 98 kilograms of heroin in 118 different packages, which were hidden in the car’s trunk.

Police officials said the large amount of drugs were being delivered from the eastern province of Van to Istanbul. The driver of the vehicle was detained by police.

Turkish security forces have seized more than five tons of drugs in nationwide anti-narcotic operations over the last month, the Turkish Police Department said on Nov. 26.

More than three tons of hashish and nearly 2.5 tons of heroin were seized in anti-narcotics operations between Oct. 21, 2017 and Nov. 21, 2017, according to the statement.

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