Over 3,600 arrested in public order operations across Turkey

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Turkish security forces announced on Saturday that a total of 3,609 people were arrested as part of nationwide public order operations across the country.

According to a statement issued by the General Security Directorate, 3,609 arrested in simultaneous operations conducted by police, gendarmerie and coast guards late Friday and early Saturday, 2,282 wanted by police.

Police has confiscated 81 vehicles, 91 guns, 91 hunting rifles, 80,268 packs of smuggled cigarettes, 686 smuggled cell phones, 762 liters of unlicensed alcohol as well as 103 artifacts.

Around 81,000 officers participated in the operations titled “peace and safety”, the statement said, adding that 17 drones, and 71 marine vessels were used. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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