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This is the moment a heroic police officer jumps on top of a suspected drug dealer’s car as the driver speeds away in a dramatic chase.
The startling moment was recorded by a CCTV camera in the Saricam district in Adana province in Turkey.
Local media the Adana Counter Narcotic Directorate police teams received information about a vehicle carrying drugs.
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The police officers in an unmarked car then began following white Volkswagen saloon and then pulled up in front of it at a roundabout.
In the video, two officers can be seen running out of their car and towards the suspects’ vehicle when the driver suddenly beings pulling away.
One of the officers tries to open the car doors and then jumps on top of the car, climbing onto the roof as it speeds away.
The driver keeps going for around 50 metres but the other police officer opens fire and he reportedly hit the car’s tyres.
The driver then comes to a sudden halt and tries to escape on foot. The passenger also gets out and sprints in the opposite direction as the two cops give chase.
The car continues rolling onto the pavement as the chase continues and local media report three men, named as Idris Y., his brother Sinan Y. and their friend Siar K., were arrested. Idris is said to have thrown a bag containing 920 drug pills to the ground during the chase.
All three suspects denied accusations of drug dealing and told the police that they had started running away because they have many enemies and they were scared.
After giving their statements at the police station, the three of them were referred to court. Idris Y. was found guilty and sent to jail while the other 2 suspects were released pending trial.
Idris Y. is still awaiting sentencing.