In the operation carried out by the Ministry of Trade Customs Enforcement teams in Izmir, approximately 1 million TL worth 15 thousand 117 liters of ethyl alcohol was seized, while in another operation carried out at the Edirne Hamzabeyli Customs Gate, 5 thousand 230 medical masks and protective visors were caught.
Covidien-19 ethyl with products that are frequently applied in the fight against the pandemic alcohol, for products such as medical masks and protective shields in Turkey and while stimulating the rapid increase in opportunistic in demand in the world, walkway photo provided opportunistic with operations conducted by Customs Enforcement teams.
While searching in two different addresses in İzmir, tons of ethyl alcohol, many packaging materials and fake labels that were produced illegally and made ready for the market were seized; In another operation at the Edirne Hamzabeyli Customs Gate, thousands of medical masks and protective visors were caught while trying to go abroad illegally.
In a notice coming to the Alo 136 Customs Protection Notification Line, it was learned that a company operating in İzmir filled the ethyl alcohols for medical use in 5 liter bins and released it to the market. The said notice was examined by the General Directorate of Customs Enforcement and the information obtained was conveyed to the Izmir Customs Enforcement Smuggling and Intelligence Directorate. In the research carried out by the Directorate of Customs Enforcement, Smuggling and Intelligence, action was taken for the operation after the addresses of suspicious activities were determined. In the search made at two addresses determined by the Customs Enforcement teams, 1 thousand 15 liters of ethyl alcohol with a market value of approximately 117 million lira, which were made illegally and ready to be put on the market, and 5 liter canisters and counterfeit labels used in the packaging of this product were seized.
On the other hand, in the second operation carried out at the Hamzabeyli Customs Gate, a Turkish plate minibus arriving at the customs gate to go abroad was seen as risky as a result of the risk analysis conducted by the Customs Enforcement teams and sent to the x-ray scanning device. In the search made on the vehicle, where suspicious intensity was found in the scan images, 5 thousand 230 medical masks and protective visors, which were not subject to the permission of the Ministry of Health, but whose export was requested to be taken abroad without notice, were seized.
While seizing medical protective products seized in both incidents, an investigation was launched into those responsible.