Police stage narcotics operations in Istanbul
AA PhotoThe Istanbul police held narcotics operations in several neighborhoods of Istanbul at dawn on Aug. 12, detaining at least 10 people.
Conducted by the Narcotics Branch Office with additional support from organized crime units, the operations included police raids in the neighborhoods of Maltepe Gülsuyu, Güvensu and Esenkent. The operation is still continuing.
Police also found a luxury car with an international plate parked in front of a slum house on Gazi Street in Maltepe Gülsuyu. The car was included in the investigation.
Last week, nine members of the Socialist Party of the Oppressed (ESP) were shot in the legs in three armed attacks also in Maltepe Gülsuyu. The police reported that the injured people refused to answer questions and did not press charges, amid claims that they had been attacked by the narcotic rings.