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Turkish police have seized 2.55 million ecstasy pills

The largest bust in the country's history

  • Dave Turner
  • 31 October 2017

Turkish police have seized a ridiculous amount of ecstasy pills in what is the country's biggest bust ever.

2.55 million tablets were intercepted across the northwestern Istanbul, Kırklareli and Edirne provinces, in what Daily Sabah has described as "simultaneous operations".

A truck carrying the pills was monitored by Istanbul police after they had been tipped off a large amount of drugs would be arriving from the Netherlands. Huge quantities of heroin, cocaine, opium gum and acid were also found.

Five people were detained by police after raids were carried out on the lorry and various addresses in Istanbul and Erdirne.

It's a mammoth amount of pills, but not quite what this lot were intending to make in the Netherlands.

[Photo: DHA Photo]

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