Turkey: Over 200 kg of heroin seized

By Mesut Varol and Muslum Etgu

ANKARA (AA) – More than 211 kilograms of heroin were seized during anti-drug operations in Turkey's eastern Van and southeastern Sanliurfa provinces, a police source said Saturday.

The police searched various homes in Van’s Saray district on suspicion of illegal drug activity and seized 39 kg of heroin, said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to media.

Six suspected drug traffickers were later remanded in custody, the source added.

In a separate operation in Viransehir in the Sanliurfa province, anti-drug teams seized 172 kg of heroin from a van, the source said.

One suspect escaped during the operation.