Anti-drug operation launched in Istanbul
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 16
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
The Istanbul police are conducting an operation against drug traffickers, the city police said in a message Jan. 16.
According to the message, the operation to detain drug traffickers is being conducted at pre-established addresses.
There are detainees as a result of the operation, and currently, the operation continues. No further details were disclosed.
Earlier, police of the Diyarbakir province in eastern Turkey have confiscated over one ton of drugs.
Turkey’s Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said that a total of 20,000 tons of heroin were confiscated in Turkey in 2017.
Soylu added that during 2016, 520 people died from drug overdose in Turkey, and in 2017, the death toll reached 1,020 people.
“The death toll from drug overdose is growing every year,” Soylu added.
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