Photo: Doron Golan
Heroin deal thwarted (Illustration)
Photo: Doron Golan

Report: Israelis arrested in Turkey over drug claims

Turkey's Today's Zaman reports that two Israelis, retired Turkish police officer are arrested over involvement in heroin smuggling deal

Two Israelis and a retired Turkish police officer were involved in an attempt to smuggle drugs into Israel, Turkish website Today's Zaman reported on Monday. The two Israelis, who were not named, were reportedly arrested over their suspected involvement in a heroin deal marked for Israel.


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The site reported that police had been tipped off there would be a drug delivery involving two Israelis and a retired Turkish police officer. Police began tracking the suspects as they left their homes in the Istanbul district of Bakırkoy. Police had a video recording of the retired police officer getting inside a vehicle with two bags.


Recording the entire operation, police followed the vehicle to Kocaeli’s Gebze district. Police stopped the vehicle and seized more than 15 kilograms of heroin. The Israelis were arrested along with two Turkish citizens.


The drugs were allegedly intended to be smuggled to Israel. Police also seized an unregistered gun in the operation. The suspects were taken to a court in Kocaeli.




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