SANLIURFA / DIYARBAKIR, Turkey

Turkish security forces on Friday held anti-drug operations in the country’s southeastern provinces of Sanliurfa and Diyarbakir.

An anti-narcotic police team in Sanliurfa seized 12.3 kilograms (27 pounds) of heroin and arrested a drug trafficking suspect.

In Diyarbakir, the gendarmerie forces carried out an operation in the Lice district and seized 129.45 kilograms (285 pounds) of marijuana. An alleged drug trafficker was also arrested in the operation.

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