Police Seize Large Amount of Hashish in Istanbul
Police impounded Monday 100 kilograms of hashish in an operation in Istanbul.
Acting on a tip-off, police stopped and searched a truck headed from the eastern province of Van.
Police found the illicit drug in a hidden compartment in the truck's gas tank.
In a separate operation on Monday, anti-narcotics in teams in Istanbul seized five kilograms of heroin in separate truck headed from Van.
A total of fourteen people were detained in two operations.
Istanbul police impounded 530 kilograms of heroin, 600 kilograms of hashish and 24 kilograms of cocaine in January this year as courts arrested 180 suspects involved with the illicit drugs.
Monday, 1 February 2010