An apparent decline in Turkish smuggling means not that there is less smuggling but rather that smugglers have changed their methods or routes,according to Turkish customs undersecretary Emin Zararsız.
Speaking yesterday, Zarasiz said that the smugglers are always one step ahead. No sooner do the authorities identify a new smuggling method than the smugglers develop yet another.
Turkey is the starting point of the "Balkan Route" through which narcotics - including recently cocaine - can reach Europe.
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