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Turkish security forces seize tons of drugs in 2010

  1. Terrapinzflyer
    Turkish gendarmery and police forces confiscated tons of hashish and heroin in 2010, local media reported on Tuesday

    The Turkish security forces impounded 70 tons of hashish, 11 tons of heroin, 223 kg of opium, 279 kg of cocaine and almost 2 million illicit pills in their operations throughout Turkey in 2010, according to the report from the semi-official Anatolia news agency.

    A total of 40,211 people were detained in connection with illicit drug trafficking, said the report.

    Moreover, the security forces seized 73 million packages of smuggled cigarettes, 570,000 bottles of smuggled alcoholic beverages and took into custody 16,253 people, added the report.

    Turkish police also confiscated 258 long-range weapons, 494 short-range weapons and 47,817 ammunition, and impounded 68,012 historical artifacts, the report said.

    Turkey is a key transit route for smuggling drugs from Asia and the Middle East to markets in western Europe.



    April 19, 2011
    http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=678049&publicationSubCategoryId=200

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