Turkish forces seize arms, ammunition, illicit drug

Turkish forces seize arms, ammunition, illicit drug

PKK terror group, its affiliates sell drugs to finance acts of terrorism

News Service AA

Security forces in Turkey seized arms, ammunition and a huge cache of heroin in the southeastern Hakkari province, the provincial governor's office said on Monday.

The office said Yildirim-2 Cilo Operation, launched against the PKK terror group, continued with determination.

It said a RPG-7 rocket launcher, rockets, anti-tank ammunition, 3 AK-47 rifle magazines, hand grenades and ammunition buried underground were seized in Yuksekova district.

The office said in a separate statement that 80.6 kilos (177 pounds) of heroin, planned to be sold to finance the terror group's activities, were also seized in Semdilli district.

The operation is ongoing in the region.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK – listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US and the European Union – has been responsible for the deaths of nearly 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants.


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