Istanbul police seize over 400 kg of drugs including skunk cannabis, heroin
Istanbul police seized more than 400 kilograms (881 pounds) of illegal drugs including heroin and skunk cannabis during anti-drug operations in the city, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on May 23, citing police sources.
Anti-drug teams impounded 310 kg of skunk hidden in a pickup truck coming from Croatia when it stopped in Istanbul’s Silivri district on May 17, said the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.
Separately, 130 kg of heroin were seized in a truck carrying dates and halva to Europe from Iran when it was stopped in the city’s Pendik district on May 20.
Two suspected drug traffickers — one Croatian and one Iranian — were remanded in custody, Anadolu Agency reported.