VAN, Turkey 

Over 310 kilograms of heroin were seized and a suspect arrested in eastern Turkey on Wednesday, a security source said.

A total of 310.8 kilograms (over 685 pounds) of heroin were found in liquid form in the fuel tank of a tow truck in Van province’s Gurpinar district, said the source, requesting anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

A sniffer dog helped in recovering the narcotics, the source added.

The truck driver, identified only by the initials A.C., was arrested and later remanded in custody by a local court.

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