1.27 tons of heroin bust largest in Turkish history

Ankara, – Turkey’s interior minister said on Thursday that Wednesday’s heroin bust of over 1 ton was the largest in Turkish history.

Speaking at an international drug conference in the Mediterranean city of Antalya, Suleyman Soylu said that anti-drug teams seized 1.27 tons of heroin Wednesday in the eastern Erzincan province.

The confiscation came during a search on the back of a truck after it was stopped at a security checkpoint — set up upon intelligence reports, he said.

According to police data, Turkish security forces have caught a total of 17.3 tons of heroin in 2018, arresting more than 1,500 suspects.

Source: International Islamic News Agency