Turkey’s war on drugs in 2018 strikes major blow to PKK

Turkey’s war on drugs in 2018 strikes major blow to PKK

Comments Off on Turkey’s war on drugs in 2018 strikes major blow to PKK

Turkey's campaign against drug trafficking in the first nine months of the year has struck a major blow to the PKK terrorist organization's access to financial resources, said the Interior Ministry on Wednesday.

According to the ministry's statement, Turkish security forces conducted over 108,105 anti-drug trafficking operations and seized drugs worth 2.83 billion Turkish liras (around $467 million).

In the operations, 149,836 suspects were arrested, while 59.3 tons of cannabis, 13 tons of heroin and a ton of cocaine were seized by security forces.

Drug trafficking is one of the main sources of funds for the terrorist organizations.

A Turkish police report released on Sept. 26 revealed the PKK terrorist organization is active in all the phases of drug-trafficking including the production, delivery, distribution, and sales.

PKK terrorist organization earns $1.5 billion from drug trafficking annually, said the 2018 Turkish National Drug Report that contains the data of previous year.

The terror group reportedly produces heroin in laboratories established in its camps in northern Iraq and sells it to Europe.

In its production process, the PKK terrorist organization forces civilians to produce cannabis roots in eastern and southeastern provinces of Turkey and uses that money to fund terror activities.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK has been responsible for the death of some 40,000 people, including women and children.

Source: Anadolu Agency

admin

Related Posts

Turkey seeks nearly 220 soldiers for suspected FETO-links

Comments Off on Turkey seeks nearly 220 soldiers for suspected FETO-links

Galatasaray draw Schalke 04 in Champions League

Comments Off on Galatasaray draw Schalke 04 in Champions League

Turkey provides training to Argentinean firefighters

Comments Off on Turkey provides training to Argentinean firefighters

Brazil’s embassy in Turkey marks National Day

Comments Off on Brazil’s embassy in Turkey marks National Day

Cholera deaths in war-torn Yemen surpass 2,300: UNICEF

Comments Off on Cholera deaths in war-torn Yemen surpass 2,300: UNICEF

Turkish students volunteer in Jordan

Comments Off on Turkish students volunteer in Jordan

Turkey to be New Silk Road’s gateway to Europe

Comments Off on Turkey to be New Silk Road’s gateway to Europe

US pro-Israel bias hurts peace process: Jordan official

Comments Off on US pro-Israel bias hurts peace process: Jordan official

middleeastpressreleases.com 2017-12-19 00:00:00

Comments Off on middleeastpressreleases.com 2017-12-19 00:00:00

‘Muslim world to unite under Turkey’s leadership’

Comments Off on ‘Muslim world to unite under Turkey’s leadership’

Turkey, Zambia to boost bilateral relations

Comments Off on Turkey, Zambia to boost bilateral relations

Turkey’s foreign minister arrives in Pakistan

Comments Off on Turkey’s foreign minister arrives in Pakistan

Create Account



Log In Your Account