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176 suspects detained in anti-drug operations across Istanbul



Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu stated that 176 people were detained and 26 kilograms (57 pounds) of narcotic drugs were seized during operations conducted by the Istanbul Police’s Department Anti-Narcotics Crimes Branch Directorate across the province on Friday.

Soylu released a statement on his official Twitter account regarding “Operation Rooting,” hailing the work of police personnel working under Istanbul Police’s Department Anti-Narcotics Crimes Branch Directorate.

“Continue until total eradication. Our Istanbul Provincial Anti-Narcotics Crimes Branch Directorate seized 26 kilograms of narcotic drugs and 84,325 ecstasy/captagon pills, while a total of 176 people have been taken into custody after operations across Istanbul on Jan. 12.”

The latest Istanbul anti-narcotics operation follows the nationwide campaigns carried out between Jan. 2-8 in Kocaeli, Manisa, Kahramanmaraş and Denizli. A massive anti-narcotics operation conducted under the Interior Ministry’s supervision was also undertaken in the western city of Uşak on Tuesday in which 120 suspects were detained.

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