At least 32 suspected drug dealers were arrested in a major anti-narcotics operation in southeastern Turkey officials said on Thursday

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Turkey: 32 held, tons of narcotics seized in major bust

At least 32 suspected drug dealers were arrested in a major anti-narcotics operation in southeastern Turkey, officials said on Thursday.

The suspects were apprehended as police teams raided 30 addresses in a daylong operation in the Sahinbey district of Gaziantep province.

As many as 579 police personnel, along with canine units, unmanned aerial vehicles, and helicopters, were part of the extensive operation.

Some 3,180 kilograms (over 7,000 pounds) of marijuana, 1,090 kilograms (over 2,400 pounds) of heroin, 2,228 kilograms (over 4,900 pounds) of other narcotics, and 441 opiate drugs were seized in the operation.

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