VAN, Turkey

Security forces seized more than 15 kilograms (over 33 pounds) of heroin in a raid in eastern Turkey, authorities said on Friday.

The narcotics were found during an operation at a cargo transfer center in Van province’s Ipekyolu district, the provincial security directorate said in a statement.

It said a sniffer dog found 15 packets of heroin hidden in three plastic jerricans containing cheese.

The total amount seized was 15.24 kilograms (nearly 33.6 pounds).

One suspect, identified only by the initials B.A., was arrested in the operation, the statement added.

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