Turkish man organizing anti-drug march turns out to be drug dealer in Konya
KONYA – Anadolu Agency
AA photoA man who had planned to stage an anti-drug march in the Central Anatolian province of Konya has turned out to be a drug dealer.
The man was caught by Konya police in a raid on a house after receiving a notice about drug trafficking in Karatay’s Doğanlar neighborhood, where they seized 540 grams of cannabis found after most were burned before the raid.
The resident of the raided house was detained on charges of “drug trafficking.”
Police detected the suspect, identified only by his initials G.K., was a member of a drug sellers’ unit operating in the neighborhood.
Police also identified him as one of the organizers of an anti-drug march on July 8.
Locals in Konya’s Karatay district held an anti-drug march on July 8, where they chanted “no to drugs” and “no to drugs in our neighborhood.”
On July 18, Turkish security forces seized more than 1.1 ton of marijuana in anti-drug raids across the country, security sources had said.
Gendarmerie command units seized 570 kilograms of marijuana in an operation in the Mediterranean resort province of Antalya.
Another major raid was conducted in Konya, where police seized 10 kilograms of marijuana, according to the sources.