We Have Seized 1.648 Tons Of Heroin In 11 Months," Edirne CCEA

EDIRNE - Mehmet Hatipoglu, Diretor General of Edirne Customs and Customs Enforcement Authority said they seized 1.648 tons of heroin in eleven months in customs.

Hatipoglu told A.A that 366 smuggling incidents took place so far in 2007 at Kapikule, Ipsala and Hamzabeyli border gates.

Hatipoglu said they continued their combat against narcotics smugglers with x-ray detectors, dogs and intelligence units.

According to Hatipoglu, 670.3 kg of heroin was seized in 2005 and 1.336 tons in 2006.

While the amount of heroin seized in 2006 rose by 99 percent and the rise in 2007 was only 23 percent.

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