Over 800 operations carried out in Turkey to combat smuggling in 2018
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 4
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
In 2018, 832 operations were carried out in Turkey to combat smuggling, Trend reports referring to Turkish media.
As part of the relevant operations, 2,194 people were detained in Turkey, of which 317 were arrested, reports said.
During the reported period, 37 operations were carried out in Turkey against fuel smuggling, 41 operations against the export and import of historically valuable items, as well as 371 operations to curb the smuggling of alcoholic beverages, according to Turkish media.
In 2018, 478,000 liters of smuggled alcoholic beverages, over one million packages of medicines, 23,000 mobile phones and 26,000 tons of chemical preparations were seized in Turkey, reports said.
Turkish media also reported that in 2018, 8,817 kilograms of smuggled gold products, about 20,000 units of historically valuable items, 45,000 tons of tobacco products were seized in Turkey.
The total value of the seized goods is 69.9 million Turkish liras.
(1 USD = 5.3412 TRY on Jan. 3)
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