One man detained, over five tons of bootleg alcohol seized in Adana in Turkey’s south
ADANA – Doğan News Agency
Bootleg rakı, as well as a distillation mechanism for aniseed flavoring, was seized in the operation carried out at a residence in the central Tepebağ neighborhood of Adana.
Some of the bootleg alcohol seized was bottled and some was being held in barrels. It was illicitly produced for market sale, law enforcement officials stated.
The market value of the alcohol seized in the operation came to around 300,000 Turkish Liras ($74,856).
On March 15, police in Istanbul seized a cache of bootleg alcohol worth 1 million liras ($255,790) at a villa.
Police officers seized 500 bottles of bootleg alcohol, 1,000 liters of bootleg alcohol being held in bins, and materials used to produce alcoholic beverages.
That raid came after one person was detained and 21 tons of bootleg alcohol were seized in a Jan. 18 operation carried out by police units in Adana’s Seyhan district.