Turkey announced on Wednesday the arrest of a British gang leader involved in drug trafficking, illegal arms trade, and robberies in an operation carried out in Istanbul.
Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya stated that Sean Monaghan, the leader of a gang operating in northeast England, was wanted under a red notice issued by Interpol.
Turkish police located him in the Fatih district of Istanbul and arrested him today.
A video released by the Ministry of Interior showed the drug enforcement police apprehending a man in a hotel room.
Yerlikaya stated on the "Ex" platform that Monaghan's gang was involved in distributing cocaine, heroin, and armed robberies.
This operation is the latest in a series of tracking and apprehension operations targeting international organized crime gangs in the past few weeks.