Turkish customs enforcement teams seized 420 kilogrammes of drugs valued at $3 million at Turkey’s biggest Istanbul Airport, local media reported on Thursday.
During a series of operations, the units seized a Khat-type drug in six bags which belonged to two travellers.
These bags were detected inside a vehicle at the parking zone of the airport, the Demiroren news agency said.
The police also found a remarkable amount of Khat inside a package declared as a textile item coming from Nigeria to be sent to the United States via Istanbul.
At a separate operation, the police caught six kilogrammes of cocaine inside a suitcase of a passenger, who was checked by an x-ray device and narcotic detector dog.
A total of nine suspects have been detained in operations, according to Demiroren.