By Sayim Harmanci
HAKKARI, Turkey (AA) - Authorities in southeastern Turkey have found over 157 kilograms (346 pounds) of heroin, local officials announced on Wednesday.
Police seized a total of 157.7 kilograms of heroin pressed in 310 molds in a suspicious vehicle stopped in the Yuksekova district of Hakkari province on Nov. 30, said a statement by the local governor's office.
Separately, some 1.8 kilograms of synthetic drugs hidden in a tire were found at the Depin police checkpoint in the province, the statement added.
Three people were arrested as a result of the incidents, it said.
*Writing by Gozde Bayar in Ankara