They are repackaged in various packages for distribution and sale in the emirate's markets
10.5 million unknown masks seized in a Dubai warehouse
The process of storing and refilling masks is illegal.
From the source
Ibrahim Behzad: "The operation took more than six continuous hours of intense work."
Yesterday, Dubai Economy confiscated more than 10.5 million masks of unknown source, in an unlicensed warehouse owned by a shipping company operating in the Ras Al Khor area, indicating that this seizure is the largest of its kind since the outbreak of the Corona pandemic.
It stated that the process of storing and refilling the masks is in violation of the law, as a group of people were caught re-filling masks in different packages with the aim of distributing and selling them in Dubai markets, noting that the warehouse was closed and the necessary violations were released in accordance with the legal procedures followed in this regard.
Ibrahim Behzad, Director of the Intellectual Property Department at the Dubai Economy, told Al-Emarat Al-Youm that within the framework of the continuing campaigns and inspection visits by the teams of the control and consumer protection sector in the Dubai economy on the markets, and based on information received by Dubai Economy, a commercial warehouse was inspected in the Ras Al-Khor, as it turns out that there is a collection center on the second floor of the warehouse, in which millions of pieces of unknown-source masks are re-filled in packages bearing different brands, without any data or expiration dates, but forged labels of expiration dates are placed on them, which is considered a fraud Clear commercial.
He emphasized the role played by Dubai Economy in combating commercial fraud and counterfeiting, especially in products that affect public health aspects of the consumers.
Behzad added that the inspection inspectors conducted an inventory of the packages and masks that had been seized, as the number of masks reached more than 10.5 million pieces, including cloth masks of unknown origin, which were to be manufactured and packaged in the same way to market them.
He explained that the process took more than six continuous hours of intense work, as the seizure process began at dawn yesterday, after taking legal measures to raid the site, and then began the process of inventorying, confiscating and transferring products to Dubai Economic Department's warehouses to deal with them according to the applicable environmental conditions.
The Director of the Intellectual Property Department in Dubai Economy, Ibrahim Behzad, confirmed that the masks that are sold at pharmacies and legal outlets are suitable for use and are compatible with the industrial standards and specifications in the country.
Say goodbye to consumers to help monitor illegal commercial practices in order to control any cases of fraud or commercial fraud, by contacting Dubai Economy to report these cases through the "Dubai Consumer" application or calling the number: (600545555) and submitting a complaint to Dubai Economy.
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