Police seize over 100 kg of heroin in eastern Turkey

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ANKARA, June 19 (Xinhua) -- Turkish police seized some 103 kilograms of heroin in the eastern province of Van on Wednesday, local Hurriyet Daily News reported.

During an anti-drug operation in the Tusba district of the province, police have found 204 packages of heroin hidden in five boxes in a parked vehicle.

The owner of the vehicle was detained over links with illegal drug trafficking.

In a separate raid against narcotics in central Turkey's Tokat province, some 2,558 ecstasy pills were captured by police. Four people were arrested.

According to official data, Turkish security forces have confiscated a total of 17.3 tons of heroin last year, detaining more than 1,500 suspects. Enditem

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