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Bonzai measures.

ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Probably because of the problems we have been facing that have the country on edge such as political disturbance on a massive scale, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) issuing passports in their brand new country, an ongoing war in Syria, Israel and Palestine in addition to Ukraine up north, we are now under threat of a huge drug problem.

The whole nation is now excited about Bonzai, a new generation drug which is sold on every corner at a price students can afford. Recently, the authorities started a huge campaign against Bonzai. Because there are not many police officers left who are not in detention, an operation against the drug dealers is unlikely to succeed, if it takes place at all. Rather than trying to find the dealers and catch them, an incentive mechanism is now in force, with higher rewards than in the past.

The first step is to use informers, and therefore a reward scheme for them has been launched. The list of rewards for the various drugs was publicized in the press for some time and was a topic on social media. For those who may be interested in reporting a drug gang to the police, I attach the rewards for each type of drug. The list of rewards is success based; therefore, there will be no reward if the drugs are not found. The informers will get more of a reward if the seller or user of the drugs is also caught, and not just the drugs alone. The reward list shows the name and type of the drug first, and there are two levels of rewards for informing as explained below, that is, only the drug or both the drug and the seller/user.

The list is as follows:

- The reward for heroin per kilogram is TL 60,000 if the drugs are caught with the seller/user, and TL 12,000 per kilogram for the drugs alone. The reward for liquid heroin per kilogram is TL 180,000 if the drugs are caught with the seller/user, and TL 36,000 per kilogram for the drugs alone.

- The reward for cocaine per kilogram is TL 60,000 if the drugs are caught with the seller/user, and TL 12,000 per kilogram for the drugs alone.

- The reward for liquid hashish per kilogram is TL 60,000 if the drugs are caught with the seller/user, and TL 12,000 per kilogram for the drugs alone.

- The reward for morphine base per kilogram is TL 36,000 if the drugs are caught with the seller/user, and TL 7,200 per kilogram for the drugs alone.

- The reward for powder hashish per kilogram is TL 15,000 if the drugs are caught with the seller/user, and TL 3,000 per kilogram for the drugs alone.

- The reward for resin hashish per kilogram is TL 12,000 if the drugs are caught with the seller/user, and TL 2,400 per kilogram for the drugs alone.

- The reward for other types of hashish per kilogram is TL 5,000 if the drugs are caught with the seller/user, and TL 1,000 per kilogram for the drugs alone.

- The reward for khat per kilogram is TL 15,000 if the drugs are caught with the seller/user, and TL 3,000 per kilogram for the drugs alone.

- The reward for Bonzai per kilogram is TL 60,000 if the drugs are caught with the seller/user, and TL 12,000 per kilogram for the drugs alone.

- The reward for Synthetic per kilogram is TL 120,000 if the drugs are caught with the seller/user, and TL 24,000 per kilogram for the drugs alone.

- The reward for cannabis per kilogram is TL 150,000 if the drugs are caught with the seller/user, and TL 30,000 per kilogram for the drugs alone.

- The reward for other drugs per kilogram is TL 5,000 if the drugs are caught with the seller/user, and TL 1,000 per kilogram for the drugs alone.

Therefore, reporting and causing a quantity of drugs to be found brings less of a reward than catching the seller or user with the drug. You can call the police line on 155 to report dealers or a cache of drugs. (BERK EcEKTyR/Today's Zaman)

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NOTE: Berk Ecektir is a Turkish lawyer and is available to answer questions on the legal aspects of living and doing business in Turkey. Please kindly send inquiries to b.cektir@todayszaman.com. If a sender's letter is published, names may be disclosed unless otherwise is expressly stated by the sender.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided here is intended to give basic legal information. You should get legal assistance from a licensed attorney at law while conducting legal transactions and not rely solely on the information in this column.

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