Turkish security forces seized Roman-era bronze coins in the southeastern Sanliurfa province on Thursday, according to security sources.

Some 70 Roman-era coins were found from a car stopped by gendarmerie forces in Akcakale district.

As many as 1,500 packets of smuggled cigarettes were also seized from six trucks in the district. Nine suspects were arrested during the operation.

Akcakale maintains a border crossing with Syria’s Tell Abyad town.

*Writing by Seda Sevencan

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