A gang of raiders who seized a hotel with tourists was arrested in Kemer, Turkey

Six suspects have been detained in an operation undertaken by the Turkish gendarmerie against an organized criminal gang that seized an operating hotel with tourists in the Kemer area of the resort province of Antalya.

Sozcu newspaper reported that law enforcers conducted an operation against a gang of raiders who were found to have forcibly seized an operating hotel worth $15 million located in the popular resort village of Geynuk in Kemer on the Mediterranean Sea. Previously, they had provided the hotel administration with false documents, took a number of other fraudulent actions, and with threats “attacked” the tourist facility. Data on whether tourists were involved in the “showdown” was not reported.

As part of the operation, simultaneous searches were conducted at 7 addresses belonging to 6 suspects. Unlicensed hunting rifle, 19 pistol cartridges, 7 cell phones and forged documents were seized during police raids. Six suspects were detained in the case.