In Turkey, Narcotics Bureau Police have siezed hashish worth nearly eight and a half million United States dollars.
SV: Police emptying sacks full of hashish.
SV: Truck owner Mustapha Cengiz Ersaracoglu (dark hair) and driver Erdogan Akbulut (fair hair) entering the narcotic bureau.
CU: Packet of hsahish in hands of policeman.
SV: Policeman fastening sacks containing packets of hashish. (4 SHOTS)
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Background: In Turkey, Narcotics Bureau Police have siezed hashish worth nearly eight and a half million United States dollars. The 1000 kilos haul was intercepted on route to Europe, in a truck authorities stopped outside the Turkish capital of Istanbul
SYNOPSIS: The seizing of the drug was the result of two months work by the Istanbul Narcotics Bureau. They had been tipped off weeks earlier that a large quantity of hashish from the Middle East would be passing through Turkey on its way to Europe. Investigations led to Bureau Chief Necati Karaoglu identifying the carriers and pin-pointing their truck on the city outskirts.
The truck was stopped on London Avenue, jut outside Istanbul. Police arrested truck owner Cengiz Eras ragoglu, and charged him with possessing 1040 kilos of hashish found hidden under the floor.
product of the plant cannabis sativa and is considered to be more potent yet more refined than its parent.
The hashish is believed to have come originally from the Lebanon which with Morocco forms the centre of trading. Weather conditions allowed 1977 to be a bumper year for. Lebanese growers who aim much of their crop for the lucrative European Market.
The Netherlands, for example, is said to have overtaken Egypt as the principal focal point, and now takes about one third of total exports. Police say Amsterdam is the main distribution outlet.