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