TOKAT, Turkey

At least 115 liters of bootleg alcohol were seized and a suspect held by gendarmerie forces in northern Turkey, a security source said on Friday.

Acting on a tip-off, provincial security forces conducted an anti-drug operation in the Erbaa district of Tokat province, said the source who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.


A total of 115 liters of bootleg alcohol were seized and at least one suspect was arrested in the operation, it added.

Bootleg alcohol is made using low-cost methyl alcohol instead of ethyl alcohol, which can cause serious harm and even death.

*Writing by Gozde Bayar

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