Gendarmerie seize at least 98,000 bullets at screw factory in Istanbul
DHA PhotoThe Istanbul Provincial Gendarmerie Command seized at least 98,000 bullets, 114,000 empty cases and materials used to produce bullets at a screw factory in Istanbul on March 13.
The gendarmerie detained a suspect during the raid at the Kabataş industrial site in Istanbul’s Zeytinburnu district on the European side of the city.
Gendarmerie teams began conducting surveillance on the suspect, B.K., after he was suspected of producing bullets and empty cases without permission.
The gendarmerie seized 104,515 9-millimeter empty cases, 97,458 9-millimeter bullets, 15 kilograms of gunpowder and four blank cartridge guns.
B.K. was arrested after being referred to the court.
The security forces also found a $1 banknote in the screw plant.
Turkish media previously reported that members of the Gülen movement, which is accused of perpetrating the July 2016 coup attempt, used $1 banknotes as a communication method.