Over Two Tonnes Of Cannabis Seized At Border In Northwest Turkey

ISTANBUL, Feb 12 (NNN-ANADOLU) – Turkish customs officials, on Tuesday (yesterday), seized over two tonnes of cannabis, during an operation carried out at the Turkish-Bulgarian border gate, in northwestern Turkey, Trade Minister, Ruhsar Pekcan, tweeted.

Customs enforcement teams launched a search operation, on a suspicious truck, at the Kapikule border gate, in the Edirne province, Pekcan said.

She noted that, the amount of the seized drug was the highest during a single operation, conducted at a land border gate.

Video footage, aired by the Ihlas news agency, showed that police teams, with specially trained dogs, found the cannabis hidden in packages in the truck bed.

The vehicle was travelling from Italy to Georgia, Ihlas said, noting that police detained the driver.– NNN-ANADOLU