Regional Office for Capacity Building for the World Customs Organization Europe Region

Upon a risk analysis on information systems in the context of fight against drug trafficking by Turkish Customs, six containers were taken into control at the seaport located in Kocaeli, Turkey. As a result of the controls by the customs enforcement units that also included detection dogs, certain substances in powder form were found. Analysis made through a drug test device revealed that the said substances stand for cocaine.

The historic operation turned out to give way a seizure of 540 kilograms of drug in the type of cocaine in valued at 216 million Turkish Liras (approx. 30 million USD) in 500 packages. The amount of drug seized is the largest one that is retained at once in the enforcement history of Turkish Customs.

 

Full text & source: Turkish Customs