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Anti-drug operation underway in Istanbul

Anti-drug operation underway in Istanbul

Date: 12 November 2015 09:32

Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 12

By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:

An anti-drug special operation involving more than 5,000 police officers is being carried out in Istanbul, the Turkish Anadolu agency said Nov.12.

The special operation is carried out in 39 districts of Istanbul, and as many as 192 drug dealers have been already detained.

On Nov.11, the Turkish police held a special anti-drug operation in Adana, Izmir and Diyarbakir province in the southeast of the country.

Previously Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that the country will step up the fight against drug trafficking. Noting that the use of drugs is one of the problems in Turkey, he said the government intends to increase the number of drug treatment clinics.

The prime minister also said the drug dealers will be regarded as terrorists.

Over 48,000 teenage drug addicts have been registered in Turkey. Over the last four years, 316,466 people have been detained in Istanbul for using and selling drugs.

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