The coronavirus crisis has brought out the best in many people who, with generosity and even acts of heroism, help seek to alleviate and put a grain of salt against the pandemic.
But others have unscrupulously sought to profit and profit, as is the case of a subject in Oregon who has been detained by authorities after discovering the cargo he was hiding with thousands of medical masks used for protection against COVID-19 and to sell to the highest bidder.
Vladislav V. Drozdek, 42, a resident of the town of Beaverton, has been arrested on charges of stealing more than 25 boxes of N95 face masks worth of interested rador who made an appointment with Drozdek. On Saturday the 7th his arrest occurred.
Portland Police reporting on the discovery of the masks on Twitter:
Through a search, authorities discovered seven more boxes of masks in a Portland home. "This is all the more significant at a time when medical supplies are so scarce," Mike Frome, assistant to the Portland police chief, said in a press release.
According to the Sacramento Bee, the legitimate owners of the shipment have decided to donate the masks to Oregon hospitals.
This case is reminiscent of what happened recently at the Virgen de la Victoria Clinical University Hospital in Malaga, Spain, where a doctor was accused of trying to steal 300 masks.
According to local media in late February, it was discovered that the medical professional had been caught with 12 boxes of face masks that he was trying to take to his town.
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