Melt-blown cloth is the core raw material for the production of masks.
With the outbreak of the new coronavirus pneumonia, the demand for masks and other anti-epidemic materials has increased dramatically, and melt-blown cloth It has also become a scarce commodity. For a time, the market demand for meltblown fabrics surged, and prices soared.
Sure enough, many people started to think crookedly when they discovered that it was profitable.
The amount involved is more than 20 million yuan
” 5 tons in stock for civilian use, can be delivered face-to-face, can be booked, can sign long-term contracts, can be coded in the video”… Kong, who was originally engaged in the wall covering business, got involved in speculating on the melt-blown cloth business. Put it on yourself.
In late February, the Dongyang Municipal Public Security Bureau discovered through research and analysis that Kong used WeChat communication groups and Moments to resell meltblown cloth, an important raw material for the production of anti-epidemic masks, lowering the market price. The price of melt-blown cloth is about 250,000 yuan per ton and then sold, making huge profits, seriously disrupting the market order, and being suspected of illegal business crimes.
On March 5, the Dongyang Municipal Public Security Bureau opened an investigation into Kong and others on suspicion of illegal business crimes, and set up a special task force to dispatch criminal investigation, economic The investigation, legal and other elite police forces are fully engaged in the investigation. After analysis and judgment, the police found that the meltblown cloth originated from Hubei, Jiangsu, Zhejiang and other places, and was sold to Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Sichuan, Anhui and other places. The entire case involved an amount of more than 20 million yuan.
After the case was reported, it attracted great attention and full support from the leaders of the Ministry of Public Security and provincial and municipal public security organs. On the morning of March 14, the Dongyang Municipal Public Security Bureau organized more than 20 police officers to carry out operations to close down illegal business cases that had been investigated for many days in Keqiao, Shaoxing, Wenling, Taizhou, Xiaoshan, Hangzhou and other places, and successfully arrested Kong and other five people mainly involved in the case. The suspect was arrested and brought to justice.
As of April 22, in addition to Kong, two suspects involved in the case have been arrested by Dongyang City The Public Security Bureau executed the arrest; 18 other suspects involved in the case were subject to criminal coercive measures by the Dongyang Municipal Public Security Bureau on suspicion of illegal business crimes; the police recovered a total of 8.89 tons of meltblown cloth and more than 100,000 masks involved, and recovered a total of stolen money More than 660,000 yuan. The police verified that Kong was suspected of smuggling and reselling more than 7 tons of meltblown cloth in 7 cases, making an illegal profit of more than 230,000 yuan. His subjective viciousness is serious and the social harm is huge. Other persons involved in this case were involved in more than 20 illegal business cases, with a cumulative illegal business volume of more than 20 million yuan.
Being defrauded of 1.06 million yuan when purchasing meltblown cloth
Dingling Ring ring… The phone rang for a while. On the morning of April 17, the Xinghai Police Station of the Wenzhou Development Zone Public Security Bureau received a call from Mr. Qian, the person in charge of the company in the area, saying that he had been defrauded of 1.06 million yuan in purchasing melt-blown fabric through the introduction of a friend.
After receiving the report, the Wenzhou Development Zone Public Security Bureau attached great importance to it and immediately organized a capable police force to conduct an investigation. After analysis and information analysis by relevant parties, the identity of the criminal suspect Hong was quickly identified. On the same day, the criminal suspect Hong was arrested and the epidemic-related meltblown fabric fraud case was quickly uncovered.
After investigation, since January 2020, the criminal suspect Hong (male, from Ouhai District, Wenzhou) has been unemployed at home due to the epidemic. Through the Internet, I discovered that the market for meltblown fabrics was tight and profitable, so I became suspicious.
The criminal suspect Hong claimed that he had purchasing channels for melt-blown cloth. Mr. Qian was in urgent need of melt-blown cloth for production. After being introduced by a friend, he took the initiative to contact Hong. After discussing related purchase matters, the victim Mr. Qian paid a deposit of 100,000 yuan to Qian. After Hong received the deposit of 100,000 yuan for the first time, he did not find a suitable purchasing channel, so he took the money The money was used for futures investment. After losing money, Hong defrauded Mr. Qian of a margin of 100,000 yuan and a balance of 860,000 yuan by falsely claiming that market price fluctuations required additional margin and that the meltblown cloth had been loaded onto the truck and required a balance payment. A total of 1.06 million yuan in purchase payments was defrauded, and Hong made a loss of 560,000 yuan in futures investment.
The Wenzhou Development Zone Public Security Bureau revealed that in line with the principle of equal emphasis on combating crime and recovering stolen goods and reversing losses, it effectively safeguards the interests of the people and ensures the resumption of work and production of enterprises. After the work of many parties, the crime was found The suspect Hong finally returned the remaining 500,000 to the victim under strong intimidation from the legal and public security organs. Currently, the case is under further investigation.
“Zero tolerance” to combat illegal crimes
In fact, Dongyang The two cases of selling meltblown cloth at high prices and the epidemic-related meltblown cloth fraud case in Wenzhou Development Zone are just typical cases involving epidemic-related materials that have been uncovered by the Zhejiang police recently.
It is not difficult to find that since the outbreak of the new crown epidemic, a small number of criminals have been reselling melt-blown cloth, the core raw material required for the production of masks, and have driven up prices through hoarding, speculating on price increases, short-selling, etc. Making huge profits is very bad in nature. Affected by this�The market price of meltblown cloth once soared, seriously disrupting the normal production and operation order, seriously damaging the legitimate rights and interests of other operators and consumers, and seriously affecting the epidemic prevention and control work.
Since April, in response to the increase in criminal activities of reselling meltblown cloth, the core raw material for the production of masks, the Ministry of Public Security has deployed special crackdowns, uncovering a total of 20 cases and arresting criminal suspects. 42 people, involving a total amount of 34.45 million yuan, effectively deterred criminal activities that drove up the price of melt-blown fabrics, and effectively curbed the momentum of random price increases of melt-blown fabrics.
“During this period, the Zhejiang Provincial Public Security Bureau quickly deployed special operations and comprehensively carried out clue verification, case investigation, interrogation and arrests.” The relevant person in charge of the Zhejiang Provincial Public Security Department told reporters It was revealed that local public security agencies, under the unified command of the Ministry of Public Security, focused on the middlemen who distribute meltblown fabrics, traced the source and the whereabouts, carried out investigations throughout the entire chain, and solved a number of cases quickly. Create a strong deterrent.
The person in charge said that protective materials are an important guarantee for defeating the epidemic. The public security organs will always maintain “zero tolerance” for illegal crimes related to epidemic protective materials. They will investigate and deal with each discovery. We will unswervingly crack down on various illegal and criminal activities such as price gouging and hoarding in accordance with the law, and create a safe and stable social environment for winning the battle against epidemic prevention and control. </p