KOCAELI, Turkey 

Turkish security forces on Tuesday seized 5.72 tons of contraband tobacco in the country’s northwest, according to security sources.    

Provincial gendarmerie forces stopped a car in the Kocaeli province and found over 2 tons of hookah tobacco in the car, said the sources, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.  

Searching a warehouse belonging to the suspect, gendarmerie forces also found 3.7 tons of illegal leaf tobacco.  

The car’s driver and another person were arrested.  

* Writing by Burak Dag

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