Turkey News | Istanbul Police Seize 1 Million Counterfeit Masks

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Following the COVID-19 Pandemic and the need to have face masks as a preventive measure, a workshop in Istanbul has been found manufacturing counterfeit, unlicensed face masks for sale.

The workshop was raided by the Police officers in Turkey following a tip-off and over 1 million counterfeit masks were seized with an estimated value of $500,000.

According to the police, the workshop failed to adhere to appropriate manufacturing standards.

Five people have been detained as a result of the raid as the investigation gets underway.

Turkey’s government has said it must procure all masks made in the domestic market for use during the COVID-19 pandemic, warning of penalties if manufacturers don’t comply.

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