• Short Summary

    Turkish narcotics agents, posing as drug buyers, claim to have broken a major marijuana smuggling ring at Duzce, near Istanbul.

  • Description

    1.
    SV Three accused smugglers down stairs, handcuffed each other
    0.06

    2.
    SV Accused out of police headquarters
    0.13

    3.
    SV PAN Bags of marijuana
    0.16

    4.
    SV Accused in front of bags of marijuana (2 shots)
    0.27

    5.
    TV Van alleged to have been used for smuggling
    0.38

    6.
    SV & CU Police officially sealing marijuana bags (3 shots)
    0.54



    Initials BB/1651 TH/PN/BB/1700



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Turkish narcotics agents, posing as drug buyers, claim to have broken a major marijuana smuggling ring at Duzce, near Istanbul. At the weekend, they completed three weeks of investigation by rounding up three suspected smugglers and seizing a haul of 465 kilos of marijuana.

    On Saturday (September 15), police allowed newsmen to photograph the three accused -- and the stacked bags of marijuana. A major search still continues for a fourth man believed to have been involved in the smuggling ring.

    SYNOPSIS: Turkish police claim to have broken a major dope smuggling ring at the weekend. Three accused, handcuffed to each other, are led out of Istanbul police headquarters after allegedly making confessions on Saturday.

    Police seized a haul of four hundred and sixty five kilos of manufactured marijuana -- packed thirty kilos to every sack. According to officials, it was to be shipped out of Turkey to European markets.

    Newsmen were also shown a van alleged to have been used during smuggling operations by the gang. Narcotics agents succeeded in breaking up the smuggling ring by posing as buyers. But they are still searching for a fourth man believed connected with the ring, an accused murderer. This is the second major Turkish drugs haul in a fortnight. At the end of August, a huge consignment of raw opium was seized near the southern city of Adana.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADI798S9TAYC3QMLWBYLNWMNF8
    Media URN:
    VLVADI798S9TAYC3QMLWBYLNWMNF8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/09/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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