VAN, Turkey

Turkish police seized over 113 kilograms (around 250 pounds) of heroin in the eastern Van province, according to a provincial police department on Saturday.

Anti-narcotics teams raided the transfer center of a cargo company in Ipekyolu district, police said in a statement.

The illicit drugs were found in a sniffer dog-supported operation in 165 packages hidden in metal foam.

Three suspects, identified only by the initials I.H.T, D.G. and Y.C., were arrested in the operation, the statement said.

*Writing by Gozde Bayar

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