Over 64 kilograms of gold bars seized in coach in Turkey’s Bolu
A total of 64,540 kilograms of gold bars were seized in a coach on Jan. 21 in the Marmara province of Bolu.
Police units stopped a coach on the Anadolu Highway during a routine search. A narcotic detection dog named Sezar searched the coach for drugs but could not find anything.
Instead, police found gold bars worth 10 million Turkish Liras ($2.624 million) in the mini fridge of the coach, which were headed towards Istanbul from Iraq’s Sulaymaniyah province.
Coach driver Hüseyin Ekinci, 38, and coach host Ömer Yüzer, 25, were taken to police headquarters and detained.
The two suspects were arrested by a court late on Jan. 21.