Turkish security forces confiscated more than 1.1 tons of bootleg alcohol in the northwestern Tekirdag province, sources said Thursday.

Gendarmerie teams raided a residence in the Marmaraereglisi district of Tekirdag and seized 1,150 liters of the alcohol and a distillation system.

One person was arrested in the operation.

Bootleg alcohol is made by using low-cost methyl alcohol instead of ethyl alcohol, which can cause serious health issues and in some cases, even death.

* Writing by Havva Kara Aydin

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