Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 8
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
The Istanbul police confiscated 500 kilograms of drugs, the police said in a message Jan. 8.
Heroin accounted for 150 kilograms of the total confiscated drugs, according to the message.
Three drug traffickers were also detained in a special operation.
The minimum age of Turkish citizens who start using drugs is 13, the average age is 36, and the highest age is 65. Thus, 2.9 percent of the country's population account for drug addicts aged 15-24, 2.8 percent - drug addicts aged 25-44, 2.3 percent - drug addicts aged 45-64.
Some 18 percent of the people arrested in the country in 2016 were for drug dealers.
More than 300,000 people have been detained in Istanbul for using and selling drugs over the past four years.
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