Turkish police seized 615 kilograms of cocaine in an operation in the southern province of Mersin, local prosecutors said Tuesday in a statement, Anadolu Agency reported.

In a joint operation with security forces from the southern province of Hatay, Mersin anti-drug teams searched a container at the port of Mersin said to contain only bananas from Ecuador.

But the search uncovered at least 530 packages of cocaine, the statement said.

Four suspects were also detained in the operation.