Police detains 165 in major public order operation in Istanbul
ISTANBUL – Anadolu Agency
AA PhotoPolice have detained some 165 suspects wanted for various crimes in major citywide operations in Istanbul, security forces said on Jan. 10.
Simultaneous raids were launched across 39 districts of Istanbul at 8 p.m. on Jan. 9 as part of an operation called “Yeditepe Huzur” (“Peace in seven hills of Istanbul”).
Some 5,000 officers from narcotics, financial and organized crime, and traffic divisions in addition to special operations police took part in the operation that oversaw criminal record checks of over 30,000 individuals.
Officers also seized 15 unregistered firearms, five blank-firing guns and 846 grams of heroin.
Over 110 cars out of 6,939 vehicles stopped were taken off the road, while 39 bars and off-licenses out of approximately 610 premises searched were shut down.