Public security organs nationwide harshly crack down on crimes related to manufacturing and selling fake and shoddy protective materials

As of February 18th, the public security organs nationwide handled 459 cases concerning manufacturing and selling counterfeit products, drugs, medical equipment and medical health materials, seized 1084 suspects, destroyed 473 hideouts, and seized over 25 million facial masks, valued at 135 million yuan in total.

It was learned that public security organs at all levels targeted at crimes concerning manufacturing and selling counterfeit and substandard facial masks, kept an eye on protective products, such as eye protectors, protective clothing, protective gloves, disinfection products and virus suppressant, cracked a number of major cases, seized a large number of counterfeit and shoddy products with no function of prevention, thus fostering a strong deterrent against related crimes. Harbin Branch of Heilongjiang Public Security Bureau cracked a large case of selling fake and shoddy facial masks, destroyed 3 hideouts, and seized over 300,000 fake facial masks, with the case value of over 8 million yuan. Public security organs of Chongqing, Anhui and Shandong jointly cracked a large case of fake and shoddy facial masks, detained over 200,000 facial masks and over 40 tons of raw materials. Foshan Branch of Guangdong Public Security Bureau, together with market regulators of Foshan destroyed 2 hideouts for producing fake and shoddy facial masks and seized over 1.2 million fake facial masks and a batch of producing equipment, involving over 5 million yuan. Shanghai Municipal Public Security Bureau cracked a case of fake alcohol, seized 9 tons of fake alcohol, valued at over 200,000 yuan. According to the clues delivered by the local market regulators, Chengdu Branch of Sichuan Public Security Bureau cracked a case of protective products, seized over 600 boxes of counterfeit branded medical gloves, 2820 pairs of three-no eye protectors and over 40,000 expired facial masks.

(Source: MPS Website)