Turkish customs officials on Wednesday seized more than155 kilograms (341 pounds) of drugs in three operations at Istanbul Airport.
Officers confiscated 96 kg of marijuana hidden in a foreign suspect’s luggage, sources told Anadolu Agency.
In another operation, officials jumped into action after a plane carrying a suspected drug trafficker landed at Istanbul Airport.
The suspect’s suitcases were put through an x-ray scanner, with a sniffer dog also helping in the search. Authorities found a total of 67 capsules containing over 2 kg of heroin, concealed inside tropical fruits.
Customs officers separately seized 57 kg (125 pounds) of marijuana stashed in the luggage of a suspected passenger.
The identities of the detained suspects have not yet been officially revealed.
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