Turkish police seize 112 kg of heroin in Istanbul
ANKARA, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Turkish police seized 112 kg of heroin in an anti-drug operation in its largest city of Istanbul on Sunday, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported.
Acting on a tip-off, police raided a warehouse and a residential house in the Buyukcekmece district and detained six people in connection with the drug.
Turkey is a key transit route for smuggling drugs from Asia and the Middle East to markets in Western Europe.
In 2008, Turkish security forces waged a total of 15,000 operations against drugs, confiscating more than 15 tons of heroin,39 tons of hashish and 1.4 million ecstasy pills and arresting 32,000 suspects, according to the agency.
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