Authorities seized about 30 kilos of cocaine worth TL 4.5 million ($1.67 million) at Istanbul's Ambarlı port. The seizure was revealed yesterday. Acting on a tip, customs officials inspected a shipping container aboard a vessel that transported a cargo of banana from Ecuador to Spain and arrived at Ambarlı port after loading a cargo of fish from Germany to Bulgaria. Dogs detected 27 packs of cocaine hidden in a refrigerating unit of the container. Authorities launched an investigation into the incident, but it was unclear if there were any detentions regarding the seizure.
Also yesterday, police discovered 118 kilos of heroin hidden inside a truck traveling from Karabük in the north to Ukraine. The truck driver was detained.