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Turkey: Police seize more than 1,000 fake life jackets during Izmir raid01:07

Turkey: Police seize more than 1,000 fake life jackets during Izmir raid

Turkey, Izmir
January 7, 2016 at 12:20 GMT +00:00 · Published

Police seized 1,263 fake life jackets during a raid on a factory in Izmir, Thursday. During the raid, authorities also discovered two young Syrian children working at the facility.

The poor-quality, counterfeit life jackets were filled with sponges and rags and sold for around 30 Turkish liras (€9.17/ $9.85) each. Izmir has become a major gateway for refugees trying to reach Greece from Turkey, making it a market place for counterfeit products designed to 'assist' refugees crossing the Mediterranean Sea.

The discovery comes just two days after the Turkish Coast Guard announced that at least 36 refugees drowned after two boats capsized off Turkey's Aegean coast while on the way to the Greek island of Lesbos.

Turkey: Police seize more than 1,000 fake life jackets during Izmir raid01:07
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Police seized 1,263 fake life jackets during a raid on a factory in Izmir, Thursday. During the raid, authorities also discovered two young Syrian children working at the facility.

The poor-quality, counterfeit life jackets were filled with sponges and rags and sold for around 30 Turkish liras (€9.17/ $9.85) each. Izmir has become a major gateway for refugees trying to reach Greece from Turkey, making it a market place for counterfeit products designed to 'assist' refugees crossing the Mediterranean Sea.

The discovery comes just two days after the Turkish Coast Guard announced that at least 36 refugees drowned after two boats capsized off Turkey's Aegean coast while on the way to the Greek island of Lesbos.

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