TURKEY SEIZES 123 KG OF COCAINE ON CARGO SHIP

Turkish customs officers at southern Mersin Harbour have seized about 123 kg of cocaine aboard a Liberian-flagged cargo ship, Turkey's Anadolu Agency reported according to the Customs and Trade Ministry.

A written statement said the drugs were found Saturday stashed away in 102 plastic bags inside a shipping container filled with bananas loaded at Ecuador.

Seven suspects have been detained on suspicion of drug smuggling and an investigation has been launched into the incident described as the largest seizure of cocaine in recent history, the statement added.

Source: NAM News Network