Turkish security forces confiscated 46 kilos of the methamphetamine drug aboard an Iranian truck entering the country through the Gürbulak border crossing in eastern Turkey. The Iranian truck driver was detained. The meth, which has a street price of TL 5 million ($1.9 million), is the highest amount of the chemical drug seized in a single operation, according to authorities. In 2009, the first-ever haul of methamphetamine was captured on the Iranian-Turkish border, although the border is known for being a route for smuggling drugs from Asian countries, particularly Afghanistan. Since 2009, 257 kilos of meth have been captured at the border. The chemical drug has a higher addiction rate than heroin. Authorities said smugglers were looking for alternative routes after the high rate of seizures on the border.
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