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Turkish authorities seize 52 kg cocaine from Adana-anchored ship

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Turkish authorities seize 52 kg cocaine from Adana-anchored ship

Published November 14,2023


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In the waters off southern Türkiye, 51.75 kilograms of cocaine have been seized from a Liberian-flagged ship.

Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya stated on Tuesday that the cocaine was seized on the dry cargo ship Berge Torre, anchored off Yumurtalik, Adana within the Gulf of Iskenderun.

Yerlikaya pressured that Turkish ports are underneath shut surveillance.

The operation, coordinated by the Security General Directorate Narcotics Crimes Division, concerned groups from the Adana Provincial Security Directorate Narcotics Crimes Branch, Coast Guard Eastern Mediterranean Group Command, and Mersin Customs Smuggling and Intelligence Directorate, he stated.

Statements have been taken from the ship captain, deputy captains, and crew members, he stated, including: “In the anchor chain gap of the ship, tied to the chain, 51.75 kilograms of cocaine were seized in 45 packages made of durable plastic.”

Source: www.anews.com.tr

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