Turkey deporting Afghan drug lord detained in Istanbul

Turkey is set to deport Sanger Ahmadi, the Afghan leader of a drug and crime organization accused of involvement in tens of crimes in Germany, Cumhuriyet newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Sangeri, the head of the “Lions-Cartel” crime group, was detained by Turkish police in an operation in Istanbul on Friday.

The drug lord was taken into police custody along with four other members of his gang following a raid on hotel in  Bahçelievler district, after Ahmadi, who was deported from Germany in 2017, posted photos of his whereabouts on social media, Cumhuriyet said.

Ahmadi is believed to have been involved in some 30 crimes in Germany.

The crime boss and the four members of his gang have been transferred to the Istanbul Provincial Directorate of Migration Management pending their deportation, according to Cumhuriyet.  

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