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    INTRODUCTION: Turkish police have found more than 635 kilograms (1,400 pounds) of assorted drugs on board a cargo ship in Izmir harbour.

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    GV Gazi Osman Pasa cargo vessel at quayside in Izmir harbour
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    SV Sacks of drugs being brought up from cargo hold
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    SV Sacks being dragged off and into police van
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    SV PAN Men being escorted away by police
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    Background: INTRODUCTION: Turkish police have found more than 635 kilograms (1,400 pounds) of assorted drugs on board a cargo ship in Izmir harbour. Ten people have been taken into police custody following afraid on the vessel on Saturday (18 April).

    SYNOPSIS: The Gazi Osman Pasa was bound for Marseilles and Hamburg. But police stopped the freighter when sacks of hashish, morphine and heroin were discovered among its cargo of hazel-nuts.

    Police recovered 629 kilos (1,390 pounds) of hashish, five kilos (11 pounds) of morphine and 2 kilos (4.4 pounds) of heroin. Police in Izmir say they were tipped off and the cargo ship was held up by police launches outside the harbour. The Gazi Osman Pasa was sailing from Giresun on the Black Sea via Istanbul. It could have taken the illegal load of 21 sacks aboard at either port. The drugs would certainly have found their way on to the European black market.

    Police arrested ten men, all members of the crew. They say their drugs find comes as a joint success with martial law authorities.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9EGIBIV5P93N2ZQI67ZDOK1UW
    Media URN:
    VLVA9EGIBIV5P93N2ZQI67ZDOK1UW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/04/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
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    N/A

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