60 Turkish traffic police officers face bribery probe

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(dpa/NAN) Turkish authorities on Monday detained 102 people, including 60 traffic police officers, as part of an investigation into alleged bribery and abuse of safety regulations in the construction sector.

Authorities took into custody 42 people for allegedly bribing the police to avoid inspection and allowing a concrete mixer and earth moving trucks into normal traffic flows, in violation of the law.

No fewer than 24 people, including six children, were killed in the past year by construction vehicles.

Security forces took to the highways as part of a new operation to crack down on large vehicles violating traffic laws.

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