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Ankara's police detain around 100 drug dealers

(MENAFN - Trend News Agency ) Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 28

By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:

Some 98 drug dealers were detained in Ankara, Turkey as a result of a special operation, Ankara's police said in a message.

According to the message, all detainees are Turkish citizens.

Operations against drug dealers will continue throughout the day.

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.

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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