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Coronavirus pandemic | Over 12,000 fake N95 masks seized from Bengaluru warehouse

"So far, the accused has sold 70,000 masks at a cost of Rs 1.05 crore," police said in a statement.

March 31, 2020 / 01:22 PM IST

Over 12,000 fake N95 face masks were seized from a warehouse in Bengaluru by the Central Crime Branch, police said on March 31. The filtering masks have been in demand since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, which has claimed 32 lives and affected 1,251 people in the country.

"So far, the accused has sold 70,000 masks at a cost of Rs 1.05 crore," police said in a statement.

The warehouse in Kalyan Nagar was raided in the night on March 30 and 12,300 fake N95 masks worth Rs 20 lakh were seized, it said.

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There is a shortage of these masks in the market. Complaints have also been received by authorities that masks are being sold at exorbitant prices.
PTI
first published: Mar 31, 2020 01:18 pm

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