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A Record 5 Tonnes of Cocaine Seized in Costa Rica

Costa Rica police seized the largest amount of drug in its history yesterday - 5 tonnes of cocaine hidden in a container of flowers that was to be loaded today in the port of Limon, on the Caribbean coast, France Press reported.

The drug was hidden in a shipment of flowers traveling to the Dutch port city of Rotterdam, the Interior Minister said.

Police seized over 10 kilograms of heroin in northwestern Turkey

Turkey seized over 10.15 kilograms (about 22 pounds) of heroin in the northwestern province of Bolu, a police source said on Jan. 21.

Anti-narcotics police, assisted by a sniffer dog, searched a suspicious car on a motorway in Bolu, recovering heroin from the trunk of the vehicle, said the source who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

Police dismantle crystal meth lab in central Athens

Police in Athens on Wednesday detained two men and a woman in connection with a crystal methamphetamine laboratory in the city center. 

According to a police statement, a raid on the makeshift lab turned up 3.5 kilograms of meth amphetamine (shisha) as well as various other substances whose chemical composition was unclear.

Police seize 225 kg of marijuana in SE Turkey

Turkish police on Dec. 24 seized kilograms (nearly 500 pounds) of marijuana from a truck in the country's southeast, according to a security source.

The drugs were seized in Gaziantep after anti-drug teams stopped the vehicle and arrested the driver in a sniffer dog-aided operation, said the source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

Police seize over 90 kg of heroin in eastern Turkey

Police seized over 90 kilograms of heroin in eastern Turkey on Dec. 23, according to security sources.
The anti-drug police in the province of Van confiscated the illicit drug when they stopped a passenger bus in Tuşba district, the local police said in a statement.
During the search of bus, assisted by a sniffer dog, police found the drugs hidden in the trunk.

Drugs are being Distributed Online in the Form of Herbs, Tea and Bath Salts

The Interior Ministry monitors the internet to restrict the virtual sale of drugs, Interior Minister Mladen Marinov said. Marinov took part in Friday's parliamentary scrutiny, where he explained to lawmakers how his department handles increased drug distribution online.