2 million faulty masks prevented from reaching customers: police

Chen Huizhi
None of the fake, expired or sub-standard facial masks made it to overseas markets, say local law enforcement. Over 100 tons of failed ethanol and disinfectant were also seized.
Chen Huizhi

Shanghai police said on Thursday that they have prevented over 2 million fake, expired or sub-standard facial masks from reaching customers since the COVID-19 outbreak.

Over 110 tons of failed ethanol and disinfectant were also seized in dozens of cases, police said.

So far, over 200 suspects have been caught in more than 90 cases involving sub-standard masks, ethanol and disinfectant disqualified for sale, according to the police.

Zhang Yulan, vice director of Shanghai's economic crime police, said that none of the faulty masks in question were found to be sold overseas.

Also, over 80 suspects have been caught in more than 40 cases of abuse of wild animal resources, in which about 230 key protected animals and 40 kilograms of products made from such animals were seized, police said.


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