MERSIN, Turkey

Drug police seized 220 kilograms (485 pounds) of cocaine during a drug bust Tuesday on a cargo ship from Brazil in the southern Turkish city of Mersin.

The street value of the seizure is worth billions of Turkish liras.

Mersin prosecutor said counter-narcotic teams conducted a search of the ship from Brazil and found a container loaded with paper, where the cocaine was concealed.

Two suspected drug traffickers were arrested.

* Written by Ahmet Gencturk in Ankara

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