10 million counterfeit N95 masks have been confiscated by the U.S. government that were being sold to hospitals, frontline workers, and governmental organizations, according to The Daily Caller.
Homeland Security agents found thousands of counterfeit 3M N95 masks in a warehouse.
“Not only do they give a false sense of security, how dangerous is the exposed individual without any protective gear? They have no utility whatsoever,” explained Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
3M manufactured and delivered approximately 2 billion N95 masks during 2020, which was triple what they produced in 2019, according to their website. However, as the pandemic continued and masks fell into short supply counterfeit mask sales increased across the country, the AP reported.