Over the last month Turkey carried out nearly 300 raids on unauthorized producers of cologne, protective masks, and sanitizers, said officials on Thursday.

At least 288 operations were done by security forces and gendarmerie units across 65 provinces from March 9 to April 8, with over 200 people facing charges and six arrested, said an Interior Ministry statement.

The operations came amid rising demand for protective masks, disinfectants, and cologne due to the coronavirus outbreak, leading to some opportunists producing and selling through the black market.

Among the seized products included more than 5.92 million masks, 57,616 meter-long mask

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