BINGOL, Turkey 

Turkish security forces seized almost more than 1 million cannabis roots in an operation in the eastern Bingol province, local authorities said on Monday.

Acting on a tip, the local gendarmerie raided eight separate addresses in the province. They also confiscated 105 kilograms (231 pounds) of marijuana besides cannabis roots, the Bingol Governorate said in a statement.

Two suspects were arrested in the operation.

* Writing by Burak Dag from Ankara

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