VAN/GAZIANTEP/BATMAN/HATAY, Turkey

Turkish security forces seized 330 kilograms (727 pounds) of drugs during nationwide operations, authorities said.

Anti-narcotics police units conducted an operation against illicit drug smuggling in the eastern Van province, said a source who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media.

Some 86.4 kg (190 lbs) of heroin were seized during the operation, and one suspect was arrested for drug smuggling.

In another operation in the southeastern Gaziantep province, police seized a small stock of drugs and arms, arresting 24 suspects for drug smuggling.

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