HAKKARI, Turkey 

Turkish police on Thursday seized 104.2 kilograms (229.7 pounds) of heroin in the southeastern province of Hakkari.

According to a statement, the drugs were recovered from a van stopped at a checkpoint in Yuksekova district.

A sniffer dog helped the search and two suspects were arrested.

The drugs were hidden in 199 packages in the secret compartment in the trunk of the van.

* Writing by Havva Kara Aydin

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