Turkish security forces on Saturday seized nearly 36 kilograms (78 pounds) of heroin in the country’s Kocaeli province.

Acting on a tip-off, a vehicle carrying heroin was stopped by Turkish police on the city’s highway.

The anti-drug team of police confiscated 35.785 kilograms of heroin and the car’s driver was arrested.

According to police data, Turkish security forces seized a total of 18.5 tons of heroin in 2018. This number was the record of all times in Turkey.

*Writing by Fahri Aksut

Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the

Read more: Turkish police seize nearly 36 kg of heroin