A total of 12,400 liters (3,275 gallons) of counterfeit alcohol was seized in Turkey’s northwestern Tekirdag province on Friday, Anadolu Agency has learnt.
The Anti-Smuggling and Organized Crime unit conducted operations at addresses in Suleymanpasa and Corlu districts of the province, said a security source on the condition of anonymity.
Materials used in the production of alcoholic beverages were also confiscated.
Six suspects, including a chemist, were arrested in the operation.
Illegally produced liquor is often laced with methanol, which can cause permanent blindness or even death.
*Writing by Burak Dag