Teams from the Turkish narcotics police have seized 610 kilograms of cocaine hidden in a container of bananas from Ecuador in the southern province of Mersin, Turkey’s Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya announced on Friday.
Three people, including the owner of the company that was to receive the banana shipment, have been detained in connection with the incident, Yerlikaya announced on X, formerly known as Twitter.
NARKOGÜÇ OPERASYONLARI KAPSAMINDA MERSİN LİMANINDA 6️⃣1️⃣0️⃣ KG KOKAİN ELE GEÇİRİLDİ❗️
3️⃣ ŞÜPHELİ ŞAHIS YAKALANDI❗️
Aziz milletimizin bilmesini isterim ki; zehir tacirlerine göz açtırmayacağız. Limanlarımız yakın takibimizde❗️
❌Mersin İl Emniyet Müdürlüğü Narkotik Suçlarla… pic.twitter.com/MIbNy3TWiJ
— Ali Yerlikaya (@AliYerlikaya) October 27, 2023