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Thursday, April 29, 1999 Published at 02:23 GMT 03:23 UK


World: Europe

Iraqis head Turkey's drug bust list


The authorities in Turkey say they arrested four hundred and fifteen foreigners on drugs trafficking charges last year.

Of these, by far the largest group -- a hundred and fifty -- were Iraqis.

Next on the list, at twenty-five each, were Macedonians and Tanzanians.

The Turks also say that nearly four hundred of their own citizens were detained on drugs charges in other countries throughout Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia.

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