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Two Israelis held in alleged drug deal

  |   Jan. 24, 2012 at 9:03 AM
ISTANBUL, Turkey, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A retired police officer and two Israeli men were arrested in Turkey after police allegedly intercepted a heroin shipment, Turkish officials said Tuesday.

Today's Zaman said the drugs were allegedly headed to Israel.

Police say they were tipped to the deal and followed the suspects from Istanbul's Bakirkoy district about 30 miles east to Gebze, on the Sea of Marmara.

Two bags of heroin, totaling about 33 pounds, were allegedly seized in the arrest, Ynetnews.com reported Monday.

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