Large amount of drugs seized in Turkey

12:13, July 16, 2011      

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Turkey's anti-drug police seized a large amount of drugs in two operations in Turkey on Friday, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported.

In a joint operation of narcotic teams from eastern province of Van and southern province of Kilis, Turkish police confiscated 50 kg of heroin stashed in a car in Van province, according to the report.

The police arrested one suspected person in connection with the haul, said the report.

In another operation, Turkish security forces confiscated 133 km of hashish hidden at a flour mill in Fethiye town of the western province of Mugla on Friday, 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
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