2,500 police officers take part in massive anti-narcotics operation in Adana
Police officers raided 211 addresses at dawn on Sept. 26 and detained at least 150 suspects in a major anti-narcotics operation in the southern Turkish province of Adana.
The operation, in which 2,500 police officers took part, targeted drug dealers in the province, the police stated.
“We will continue eradicating narcotics in Adana,” provincial police chief Selami Yıldız said.
“Our fight with this poison stealing our youth and our future will continue until the very end,” Yıldız added.
During the operation battering rams were used by the police to enter a number of addresses of the suspects and a narcotic detector dog made detailed searches in the houses.
The operation was named after twin brother police officers, Ahmet and Mehmet Oruç, who were killed in Ankara during the July 15, 2016 coup attempt.
Meanwhile, two people have been arrested for producing cannabis in a greenhouse in the Sarıyer district of Istanbul.
The operation was carried out on 5,000 square-meters of land owned by an organic agriculture producer.
The two detained in the raid were the owner of the land and his assistant.
The cannabis was hidden behind the greenhouses on the land, gendarmerie officials stated.
During the operation, gendarmerie officers captured hundreds of root cannabis sativa, three kilograms of powdered marijuana, and a large batch of cannabis seeds.