Istanbul police conducting operation against drug traffickers

Türkiye Materials 27 February 2018 09:48 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 27

By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:

The Istanbul police are conducting an operation against drug traffickers, the police said in a message Feb. 27.

Previously, the Istanbul police confiscated 500 kilograms of drugs, including 150 kilograms of heroin.

More than 20 drug traffickers were detained during the operation, according to the message.

Earlier, it was reported that in total, 20,000 tons of heroin was confiscated in Turkey in 2017.

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.

More than 300,000 people have been detained in Istanbul for using and selling drugs over the past four years.


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