1,264 suspects were detained in the Lens-7 operation against arms smugglers in 73 provinces.

1,264 suspects were detained in the Lens-7 operation against arms smugglers in 73 provinces.

In his statement on his social media account, Minister of Internal Affairs Yerlikaya stated that 1,264 suspects were detained in the Lens-7 operation against arms smugglers in 73 provinces and gave the following information.

In “Lens-7 Operations Organized Against Persons Carrying Unlicensed Weapons and Weapon Smugglers” in 73 provinces; A total of 1,038 weapons were seized, including 787 unlicensed pistols, 38 long-barreled rifles, 51 penny pistols, and 162 unlicensed hunting rifles. One thousand 264 suspects were detained.

By our Provincial Gendarmerie Commands and Provincial Police Departments in the last 4 days, Istanbul, Anlurfa, Adana, Izmir, Ankara, Konya, Mersin, Manisa, Samsun, Diyarbakir, Gaziantep, Bursa, Balkesir, Bitlis, Tekirda, Hatay, Antalya, Kocaeli, Sakarya, Kahramanmara. , Elaz, orum, Denizli, Zonguldak, Aydn, Batman, Osmaniye, Adyaman, Eskiehir, Malatya, Mardin, Van, Afyonkarahisar, Amasya, Mula, Tokat, Trabzon, Uak, Aksaray, Dzce, Kayseri, Ktahya, Nevehir, Ordu, Karabk , Karaman, Krkkale, Yalova, Bilecik, Anakkale, Kastamonu, Krklareli, Nide, Rize, Sinop, Sivas, Ardahan, Artvin, Bartn, Bayburt, Ankr, Edirne, Gmhane, Idr, Isparta, Kars, Krehir, Kilis, Mu, Siirt 787 unlicensed pistols were seized during the MERCEK-7 Operations, which were carried out in homes, workplaces and road searches in 73 provinces, including , Çırnak, Tunceli and Yozgat.

The suspects detained with unlicensed weapons caught in our first 5 cities are as follows;

146 pistols and 5 long-barreled rifles were seized in Istanbul. 187 suspects were taken into custody. 62 pistols and 19 long-barreled rifles were seized in Anlurfa. 88 suspects were taken into custody. 53 pistols were seized in Adana. 59 suspects were taken into custody. 51 pistols were seized in Izmir. 83 suspects were taken into custody. 36 pistols were seized in Ankara. 51 suspects were taken into custody.

I congratulate our Hero Gendarmerie and our Hero Police Department who carried out the operations.”



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