VAN, Turkey

Turkish police officers seized a large amount of drugs in operations across the country, officials said Wednesday.

The operation based in the eastern Van province was extended to Istanbul, southeastern Diyarbakir and northwestern Kocaeli provinces, the provincial security directorate said.

Police seized over 900 kilograms (1,984 pounds) of cannabis, 799 kg (1,761 lbs) of heroin, 100 kg (220 lb) of marijuana, over 1 kg (2 lb) of methamphetamine and over 50 kg (110 lb) of acid anhydride, according to a statement.

Also, police officers seized over 155,000 Turkish liras ($26,953), $12,500 and 31 million Iranian rial ($736).

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