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Drug bust in Istanbul: police seize big heroin consignment

(MENAFN - Trend News Agency ) Baku, Azerbaijan, March 12

By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:

Istanbul police confiscated 15 kilograms of heroin, the cost of which is 3 million Turkish liras, as part of an operation against drug traffickers, the police said in a message on March 12.

According to the message, two people were detained during the operation.

Earlier, the Turkish Interior Ministry said that 3,722 kilograms of heroin have been confiscated in January-February 2018.

During the reporting period, 16,802 kilograms of psychotropic substances and 202 kilograms of Bonzai drugs were confiscated in Turkey.

During the reporting period, 3,823 people, including foreigners, were detained within the fight against drug traffickers.

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.

(1 USD = 3.8233 TRY on March 12)

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