By Sayim Harmanci
HAKKARI, Turkey (AA) - Turkish security forces seized more than 714 kilograms (1,574 pounds) of heroin on Friday.
In one operation, police in Ipekyolu district of eastern Van province captured more than 265 kilos (584 pounds) of heroin and arrested two suspects on allegations of drug trafficking, according to a statement by the provincial police department.
And gendarmerie and police teams in southeastern Hakkari province seized 449 kilos (990 pounds) of heroin in two separate operations, according to Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu, who congratulated officials for the successful operations.
* Writing by Ahmet Gencturk