Giant Drug Operation Busted by Turkish Customs – over 6 million drug pills seized

In an operation carried out by the Turkish Customs Enforcement teams of the Ministry of Commerce in a port in Iskenderun, 6 million 264 thousand captagon-type drug pills were seized. The seizure in question was the highest amount of narcotic pills ever carried out by Customs Enforcement teams.

The item declared as “building stone” in 17 containers arriving at a port in Iskenderun for transit to the United Arab Emirates was evaluated as risky by the personnel of the Hatay Customs Enforcement, Smuggling and Intelligence Directorate.

When the detector dog reacted to some of the products in the control performed in the presence of a narcotic detector dog, the stones suspected of containing drugs were broken one by one. In the examination, it was understood that the transparent packages hidden inside the stones were full of drugs.

In the search, 6 million 264 thousand 259 units of “Captagon” type drug pills weighing 1 ton 72 kilograms were seized in 11 containers. It was determined that the market value of the seized item was approximately 313 million TL.