By Huseyin Bagis
ISTANBUL (AA) - Customs enforcement team in Turkey have seized 13.29 kilograms (29.29 pounds) of cocaine in an operation in Istanbul airport, the Trade Ministry said on Saturday.
A Chilean and a Dutch who both traveled from Sao Paulo, Brazil to Istanbul on different days were arrested for smuggling illicit drugs.
10.53 kg (23.21 pounds) of cocaine were seized in a search made in the suitcase of Chilean suspect, while 2.76 kg (6.08 pounds) of cocaine were seized in the suitcase of Dutch suspect.
*Writing by Erdogan Cagatay Zontur