The Governor of Istanbul Wasip Shaheen said that during the detention of the suspect seized 2 weapons, two drones, and $197 million in cash.
The main suspect in the attack in the night club of Istanbul Abdulqadir Masharipov pleaded guilty.
The representative of the Turkish authorities added that the suspect – the native of Uzbekistan, who underwent military training in Afghanistan. Masharipov probably illegally arrived in Turkey from Eastern province in January 2016, said Sahin.
The Governor also added that during the arrest Masharipova seized 2 weapons, two drones, and $197 million in cash.
According to the politician, along with Masharipova was detained a native of Iraq and three women from Egypt and other regions of Africa.
On the night of January 1, 2017, unknown persons shot from a Kalashnikov visitors Istanbul’s Reina nightclub that celebrated New year there. Victims of the attack were 39 people, more than 60 people were injured. Responsibility for the attack took on terrorist group Islamic state.
17 January 2017, it was reported that as a result of the special operation, Turkish police have arrested a suspect in the terrorist attack in a nightclub district of the Uzbek Abdulgadir Masharipova.
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