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Over 157 kg of heroin seized in southern Turkey

Over 157 kg of heroin seized in southern Turkey
Police in Hakkari province arrest 3 suspects in relation to drug busts

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

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