KILIS, Turkey

Turkish customs officers on Thursday seized over 1,900 liters of sulfuric acid, an industrial chemical prohibited to export, in a truck in southeastern Turkey.

When the truck heading to Syria arrived in the customs area in the Kilis province, officials in a search over suspicion found 1,990 liters of sulfuric acid inside the vehicle.

The investigation into the incident is underway.

Sulfuric acid is one of the industrial chemicals mainly used in the manufacturing of powerful explosives.

*Writing by Seda Sevencan in Ankara

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