MERSIN, Turkey

A total of 465 liters (122.8 gallons) of counterfeit alcohol was seized in southern Turkey on Friday, according to a security source.

Acting on a tip off, gendarmerie teams in Mersin province launched an operation in the Erdemli district, said the source on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

Also, 143 empty alcohol bottles were confiscated, the source added.

A suspect was briefly detained by the security forces.

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