Turkish police on Monday seized as many as 28,600 electronic cigarettes, also known as vapes, in the capital Ankara, a security source said.

The anti-smuggling branch of the police department of Ankara seized the illegal electronic cigarettes from a truck in the Etimesgut district, said the source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

A suspect who is of Russian origin was arrested for smuggling.

This is the highest amount of electronic cigarettes seized in an operation to date, said the source.

* Writing by Havva Kara Aydin

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