Fake testing kits seized from 77 countries
About 17,000 fake testing kits for COVID-19 which were found when the raids against illicit food and drink products were carried out in about 77 countries, have been siezed by the International Police (Interpol).
It is also reported that the 407 people who have links to the seized $40 million (34.5 million euros) worth of fake or substandard products, have been arrested.
Interpol said that some of the products include contaminated dairy products; meat from illegally slaughtered animals and food products falsely labelled as medicinal cures, disinfectants and even a shipment of seafood in South Africa originating from Asia, cosmetics, footwear, clothing, handbags, car parts, electronics, tobacco and medicines.
Jurgen Stock, the Secretary-General of the agency said in a statement,
"As countries around the world continue their efforts to contain COVID-19, the criminal networks distributing these potentially dangerous products show only their determination to make a profit."