Ankara police detain man growing cannabis in garden
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
Police on July 26 detained a man for growing 100 cannabis roots in his house in the capital Ankara, sources said.
The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media, said police received intelligence that the suspect was growing the drug in his garden in the 50. Yil neighborhood of the Çankaya district.
Police carried out an operation in the house and seized 100 cannabis roots.
The suspect was already a fugitive in a case related to abetting a jailbreak and smuggling items into prison, sources added.
In separate operations across the country, security forces seized 134 kilograms of heroin.
In the southeastern province of Hakkari, police seized 69 kilograms of heroin when a suspicious car was stopped, the provincial governor’s office said in a statement.
In the eastern Van province, drugs were seized in two separate raids.
Gendarmerie forces seized 44 kg of heroin in an abandoned vehicle in the Başkale district, according to a statement from the provincial gendarmerie command. Three suspects fled after they heard of a possible raid.
Separately, in the Edremit district, police stopped a car over suspicion and found 21 kg of heroin hidden in parasols in the rear deck, provincial police headquarters said in a statement, adding that the driver of the car was detained.