Turkish security forces seized 806,346 cannabis roots in anti-drug raids across the country on Friday, local authorities said.

Acting on a tip off, local gendarmerie forces raided a field in eastern Bingol province and seized 806,000 cannabis roots and 40 kilograms (88 pounds) of marijuana.

Some 346 cannabis roots, 43.2 kg (95 pounds) of marijuana and 452 long-barreled weapons were also seized in the Elbeyli district of the southern Kilis province.

One suspect was arrested during the operation in Kilis.

* Writing by Seda Sevencan from Ankara

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