Turkish forces seize nearly 5 tons of marijuana from PKK
Turkish security forces have seized over 4,500 kilograms of marijuana and nearly 185,000 cannabis sativa roots during an operation against the PKK terrorist group in the country’s southeast.
PKK IS A MAJOR PRESENCE IN INTERNATIONAL DRUG TRAFFICKING
The operation was carried out by the provincial gendarmerie command of the Lice district of Diyarbakir province and a total of 4,562 kilograms (10,057 pounds) of marijuana and about 184,900 cannabis sativa roots were seized, provincial governorate said in a statement.
Two suspects were arrested in the anti-terrorism and anti-drug operation that started on Oct. 22 in the district.
Also, two shelters used by the terrorists and handmade explosive device buried underground, were destroyed.
In Europe, the PKK controls 80% of the illicit drug trade, and reaps some $1.5 billion a year, according to Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu.