REPUBLIC OF TURKEY
ISTANBUL GOVERNOR'S OFFICE
Provincial Directorate of Press and Public Relations
SENDING MASKS ABROAD BY ILLEGAL WAYS
PRESS RELEASE (2020-43)
In the works carried out at the Istanbul Airport International Cargo Processing Center, 87,500 disposable and filtered masks were captured hidden in vacuumed pillowcases to be delivered to cargo to be shipped to various European countries by illegal means.
In the searches made in the warehouse belonging to the person who is the sender of the said masks, a total of 446,670 disposable, filtered and nano clothed masks were captured.
534,170 masks, the market value of which was determined to be TRY 3,500,000, were confiscated, and two suspicious persons related to the incident were detained.
Respectfully submitted to the public. 02/05/2020 – at 14:00