ANKARA/BINGOL, Turkey 

Turkish security forces seized over 3.6 tons of marijuana as part of anti-narcotics and anti-terrorism operations in southeastern and eastern Turkey, local officials said Thursday.

Provincial gendarmerie forces uncovered 2.3 tons of the drug during successful operations in mountainous and rural areas of Diyarbakir province launched Monday, the governorship said in a written statement.

The seized drugs were concealed under dry grass and tents, as well as bushes and rocky areas.

Apart from the drugs, security forces also found and destroyed three winter shelters, three surveillance posts and one underground depot used by terrorists.

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