06 Apr

Turkish police seize 400 kilos of heroin

Turkish security forces seized 400 kilogrammes (880 pounds) of heroin hidden in vats of olives on a truck headed for Europe, the Anatolia news agency reported on Sunday.

heroin hidden in vats of olivesThe truck was detained at the Kapikule border post with Bulgaria after investigators became aware of the imminent transfer of the shipment on Wednesday, the report said.

Sniffer dogs found the drug hidden in containers of olives. Investigators had been monitoring the olive exporting company for several months, according to the Turkish news agency.

Turkey is a major transit point for drugs heading for western Europe from Asia. The country’s biggest seizure was in February 2007 when officers found 565kg (1,243 pounds) of heroin.

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