Turkish security forces seize 10 tons of heroin this year

Turkish security forces seize 10 tons of heroin this year

ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
Turkish security forces seize 10 tons of heroin this year

Turkish security forces have seized around 10 tons of heroin so far this year, the Interior Ministry announced on Aug. 5.

A ministry statement said 117,267 people were detained in the same period for alleged drug trafficking and 13,773 of them were remanded in custody.

In the same period of 2017, security forces had seized more than 7 tons of heroin, making this year’s total a rise of about 40 percent.

The amounts of other drugs seized in 2018 also climbed in comparison with the same period in 2017.

So far this year, security forces have seized around 45 tons of marijuana, 251 kilograms of cocaine, 148 kg of opium, 521 kg of the synthetic drug bonzai, 289 kg of methamphetamines, and more than 5.5 million cannabis plants, the statement said.

Drugs, drug bust, heroin