Turkish police seize large amount of heroin

19:38, April 14, 2010      

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Turkish police impounded 225.5 kg of heroin in four separate operations in the country on Wednesday, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported.

In the southeastern province of Gaziantep, police found 72 kg of heroin in a lorry and detained the driver, said the agency.

In another three operations in the eastern Van Province, police confiscated 153.5 kg of heroin and 78.2 kg of hashish and detained six people, said the report.

Turkey is a key transit route for smuggling drugs from Asia and the Middle East to markets in western Europe.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:赵晨雁)

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