Over 230 kg of heroin seized by Turkey on Iran border

Published 20.08.2019 12:52
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Turkish customs officials confiscated over 230 kilograms (507 pounds) of heroin at the country's eastern border gate, according to the Trade Ministry on Tuesday.

In a written statement, the ministry said the customs officers, backed by sniffer dogs, discovered a large amount of the drug wrapped in 228 bundles inside a truck trailer coming from Iran, in the Gürbulak customs area in Ağrı province.

Separately, gendarmerie teams seized 2 kg (4.4 Ibs) of heroin in Saray district of the eastern Van province as part of an anti-drug operation.

In another anti-drug operation in the southern Adana province, some 31 roots of cannabis sativa, the most frequently consumed illicit drug worldwide, were seized in a fruit garden after drones identified them.

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