Turkish police conducting anti-drug operation in Istanbul
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 9
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkish police are conducting an operation against drug traffickers in Istanbul, Trend reports referring to Turkish media.
Twenty people suspected of drug trafficking have been detained as part of the operation.
According to latest reports, the minimum age of Turkish citizens who started using drugs is 13 years old, the average age – 36 years old, the maximum age - 65 years old.
Thus, 2.9 percent of the country's population account for drug addicts aged 15-24, 2.8 percent - those aged 25-44, 2.3 percent - drug addicts aged 45-64.
There are 22 centers in the country where the drug addicts are undergoing treatment.
More than 300,000 people have been detained in Istanbul for using and selling drugs over the past four years.
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