Turkey seizes over 1 ton of marijuana in southeast

Turkish gendarmerie forces seized around 1.2 tons of marijuana Thursday in southeastern Diyarbakir province.

Gendarmerie forces confiscated 1.1 tons of marijuana in powdered form and 49 kilograms as hashish during raids in Lice district, according to a statement from the governor’s office.

Three suspected drug traffickers were arrested in the operation.

Turkish authorities have been confiscating narcotics shipments owned or operated by the PKK terrorist organization since the 1980s, with the country seizing over 40 tons of marijuana in 2019 alone.

Source: https://www.aa.com.tr/en/turkey/turkey-seizes-over-1-ton-of-marijuana-in-southeast/1984978