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Cocaine Seized from Container at Port of Gemlik

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June 4, 2024

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Turkish authorities seized 373 kilograms (822 lb) of cocaine shipped from Latin America and hidden in a container at the Turkish port of Gemlik, detaining nine suspects, Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya said on Tuesday.

The minister said on X that the operation against a criminal group trafficking drugs, "Operation Narco-Steel-20", was carried out in Istanbul and the northwestern city of Bursa.

(Reuters - Reporting by Burcu Karakas; Editing by Daren Butler)