4.9 tonnes of cannabis seized in Turkey

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 21:35

Ankara: A major haul of cannabis weighing 4.9 tonnes and with an estimated worth of $742 million was seized in Turkey, Xinhua reported Wednesday.

The drive was launched by Turkish security forces in Diyarbakir province`s Lice border town Tuesday with the assistance of 20 helicopters and several unmanned aerial vehicles, a government statement said.

Turkey has long been a key transit point along the drug smuggling route from Asia and the Middle East to Europe.


First Published: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 21:35

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