Over 2 tons of drugs seized in southeastern Turkey
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Over 2 tons of drugs seized in southeastern Turkey

Gendarmerie forces seized weapons, ammunition, destroys two winter bunkers used by YPG/PKK terrorists

News Service AA

Turkish security sources seized over 2 tons of marijuana in southeastern Diyarbakir province, the authorities said.

Gendarmerie forces launched a narco-terror operation on Wednesday as part of Operation Kiran-11 in Diyarbakir’s rural areas and highlands, the governorate said in a statement.

Some 2,080 kilograms (4,585 pounds) of marijuana were seized in Lice district during the operation.

Gendarmerie forces seized weapons, ammunition, and 30 kgs of (66 lbs) improvised explosive device, and destroyed two winter bunkers used by YPG/PKK terrorists.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and EU -- has been responsible for the deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants. The YPG is the PKK’s Syrian offshoot.

*Writing by Erdogan Cagatay Zontur in Ankara

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