Police seize 600 kilograms of heroin in eastern Turkey
ELAZIĞ – Anadolu Agency
AA PhotoTurkish police seized 600 kilograms of heroin hidden in a truck which was made look like a snowplow in the eastern province of Elazığ April 12, marking the biggest drug seizure in Turkey so far this year.
Elazığ Governor Murat Zoroğlu confirmed the seizure of the huge amount of heroin, saying an operation was launched by local police and a special anti-narcotics team after they had received intelligence on the truck.
The vehicle laden with a number of packages of heroin was modified to resemble a snowplow to trick police and was traveling to Istanbul, the governor said.
One person, identified by the initials M.G., was detained.
The operation was conducted in cooperation between the Elazığ Police Department and a special anti-narcotic team formed as part of the government’s anti-drug action plan, Zoroğlu said during a press conference regarding the operation.
“Our fight against dealers who want to poison our youth and children will continue with police and gendarmerie forces,” he said.
The Turkish government has implemented a new plan of action against drugs, launching special anti-narcotics teams to apprehend drug dealers, producers and transporters.