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Over 1 ton of heroin seized in eastern Turkey

Turkish police inspect heroin packages after anti-drug squads stopped a long-rig trailer truck en route from Istanbul to the eastern Van province and found a total of 1 ton and 271 kilos of heroin hidden inside frozen animal oil in the truck, in Erzincan, Turkey on December 5, 2018. ( Kemal Özdemir - Anadolu Agency )

Over 1 ton of heroin was seized in the eastern Turkish province of Erzincan, the governorship said on Wednesday, reports Anadolu Agency.

Anti-drug squads stopped a long-rig trailer truck en route from Istanbul to the eastern Van province along the Erzincan-Erzurum highway on suspicion, the governor’s office said in a written statement.

A total of 1 ton and 271 kilos of heroin hidden inside frozen animal oil was found in the truck, according to Erzincan Governor Ali Arslantas.

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Praising the successful police operation, Arslantas said operations targeting drug dealers have been ongoing without interruption.

Three people inside the truck were arrested on drug trafficking charges, the statement added.

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