Record amount of drugs seized in raids across Turkey
DHA PhotoA record amount of drugs were seized in raids across the country late on Oct. 8, Doğan News Agency has reported.
More than two tons of marijuana, including skunk, and 70 kilograms of bonsai, a form of synthesized marijuana classified as the most dangerous drug in Turkey, were seized in raids during five separate operations conducted in four provinces.
In addition, Turkish authorities made their biggest-ever seizure of the chemical form of marijuana, confiscating a shipment that reportedly came from Europe.
Police said the street value of the seized drugs was nearly 20 million Turkish Liras ($6.5 million).
Anti-narcotics police raided various addresses in Istanbul, the Aegean province of İzmir, the southeastern province of Diyarbakır and the Central Anatolian province of Kayseri in five separate operations, detaining nine suspects.
Meanwhile, a court in Kayseri ordered the arrest of four suspects following medical examinations.