Turkish authorities seize 3.5 tons of drugs

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Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu announced Thursday the seizure of 3 tons and 533 kilograms of the narcotic methamphetamine in simultaneous security operations in Istanbul.

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In a statement on Twitter, Soylu indicated that the aforementioned quantity is the largest amount seized in Turkey at one time.

He added, “After a 6-month follow-up, 3 tons and 533 kilograms of methamphetamine were seized in security operations in Istanbul between 16 and 23 November.”

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And he added, “12 people have been imprisoned so far, while legal procedures are continuing against 10 others.”