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Over 1 ton of heroin seized in Turkey's Erzincan

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Over 1 ton of heroin was seized in the eastern Turkish province of Erzincan, the governorship said.

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According to the governor's office, anti-drug squads stopped a long-rig trailer truck en route from Istanbul to Van along the Erzincan-Erzurum highway on suspicion.

A total of 1 ton and 271 kilos of heroin hidden inside frozen animal oil was found in the truck, Erzincan Governor Ali Arslantas said.

Praising the successful police operation, Arslantas said operations targeting drug dealers have been ongoing without interruption.

Three people inside the truck were arrested on drug trafficking charges, Anadolu Agency reported.