Over 800 kilograms of heroin seized in Istanbul
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 31
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
In Istanbul, 850 kilograms of heroin were seized, Trend reports via Turkish media.
The large amount of heroin was seized during a special operation conducted by the Istanbul police.
Two people were detained as part of the operation. The detainees' names are not disclosed.
In January-February 2018, 3,722 kilograms of heroin were confiscated, the Turkish Interior Ministry said earlier.
During the reporting period, 16,802 kilograms of psychotropic substances and 202 kilograms of Bonzai drugs were confiscated in Turkey.
In 2017, 20,000 tons of heroin were confiscated in Turkey.
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.
Some 18 percent of the total number of people arrested in the country in 2016 accounted 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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