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Turkish cops stung in smuggling action

2011-10-09 17:47

Ankara - A Turkish news agency says suspected smugglers set loose a swarm of bees on 15 police officers searching for contraband cigarettes hidden among a truckload of hives.

The state-run Anatolia agency says police, acting on a tip, stopped the truck in the southern city of Adana on Sunday. The alleged smugglers then set some of the bees free to prevent police from searching the vehicle.

There was no information on the officers' conditions.

The agency said the truck was later searched by officers in beekeeping gear who seized some 32 500 packs of smuggled cigarettes.

The truck driver and two bee keepers were arrested.

Comments
  • JohnPicarra - 2011-10-09 18:09

    The Pres of South Africa is not listening. Long words of socialism and communism are clogging up his brain cells, no spark. Has South Africa gov listed Syrian government assets and frozen them? No. Has South Africa gov listed of Syrian officials, families and connections, and expelled them? No. Has South Africa gov listed the belongings of those officials, families and connections, and confiscated them? No. Has South Africa gov called for the removal of Turkey from Cyprus? No. Has South Africa gov called for the removal of Turkey from Constantinople? No. The South Africa gov is not listening.

      Martin - 2011-10-09 18:33

      The Turks have been in Istanbul since 1453. By your logic, our government should also call for the removal of whites from SA. I suggest you do some reading...

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