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Police seized some one million counterfeit masks in a raid in Istanbul’s Sultanbeyli district on March 24.

Turkish authorities have ramped up operations against counterfeit face mask producers amid coronavirus outbreak in the country.

Upon receiving a tip on a group producing masks without a permit from the Health Ministry and under unsanitary conditions, police units raided an apartment in the district and detained five people.

The seized masks will be destroyed, police said.