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Libyan Newswire

Turkey launches operation against ship loaded with narcotics off Libyan coast.

Turkey launches operation against ship loaded with narcotics off Libyan coast.Wednsday , 06-01-2016 – 21:30:00

Istanbul, 06.01.2016(Lana) Anatolia news agency reported that Turkish security forces carried out an air supported operation against a ship carrying a Bolivian flag and carrying drugs at the international waters north east of the Tobrouk port in Libya. The operation enabled the seizing of 13 tons of drugs. The agency quoted sources at Turkish Ministry of Interior as saying that the Turkish security forces carried out the operation after approval of both Turkish ministries of Interior and foreign affairs and in collaboration with the Bolivian government and in line with the UN agreement to fight illicit trade of drugs and narcotics. Turkish Coast Guard teams launched the operation Tuesday against the Bolivian ship in international waters north east the Libyan port of Tobrouk and that 13 tons were seized in the first phase of the operation, and that ship search is still ongoing, the sources added. Turkish official said the Turkish coast guard would bring the ship to the nearest Turkish territorial waters point to finalize legal measures. Turkish Ministry of interior officials said the operation was the first to be carried out by Turkey in international waters. =Lana=

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