Thu Oct 11, 2018, 10:55 AM

Nearly one million drug pills seized on Saudi cargo plane in Turkeys Adana

Some 965,000 illicit drug pills were seized in the southern province of Adana on a Saudi Arabian cargo plane, a statement by the Adana Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office said on Oct. 11.

The statement said the pills were seized in the Adana Şakirpaşa Airport and they were set to be sent to Saudi Arabia via a cargo plane.

Adana police acted on a tip-off over drugs that would be shipped on a cargo plane belonging to Saudi Arabia.

The police sought and obtained a search warrant from the local prosecutor for the suspected plane.

They found a total of 965,000 pills hidden between water purification kits.

The value of the seized drugs is believed to be 14 million Turkish Liras ($2.3 million), Demirören News Agency reported.

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