Turkish customs units seize $3.4 million worth of cocaine at Istanbul port

Published 21.02.2017 14:42

Turkish officials have seized more than 60 kilograms of cocaine worth around $3.4 million from a container at an Istanbul port, the Ministry of Customs and Trade announced Tuesday.

Customs teams at the Ambarlı port discovered the narcotics after detecting an area of "suspicious" density through x-ray scanning in the cooler of a container on a Singapore-flagged ship, according to the announcement.

Teams and detector dogs recovered 62 kilograms of cocaine valued at 12.5 million lira (more than $3.44 million) at the suspected spot.

Investigation into the incident continues.
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