Coronavirus: Family fined after offered medical masks in Port Coquitlam during high prices

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A family has been fined and captivated a annoy of Port Coquitlam’s mayor after removing held re-selling medical face masks during McClean Park on Friday.

Pictures sent to Global News uncover vast brownish-red boxes, filled with smaller boxes of supplies. A money box could also be seen on a folding list set adult subsequent to a vast boxes.

A family sells medical masks in a Port Coquitlam park on Mar 20, 2020.

A family sells medical masks in a Port Coquitlam park on Mar 20, 2020.


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Port Coquitlam Mayor Brad West pronounced he listened from several residents that a family was offered a masks during $20 each, while others told him a seeking cost was $40 a box.

No matter a price, a mayor pronounced a use of reselling medical reserve during high markups is unacceptable.

“I can’t indeed contend what we consider of what these people have done. You would need to bleep it out. To have people try and sell reserve that are short-stocked in a hospitals and try to make a sire is over anything we can comprehend.”

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The family was fined for handling an unapproved business, though West says that didn’t stop them from environment adult emporium again.

“They actually, if we can trust this, they came behind a second day,” a mayor said. “It’s jaw-dropping and stupid.”






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The family is now on a offshoot for $500 for both days, and West pronounced a city filed a news with Coquitlam RCMP.

“I am anticipating and praying that a RCMP are means to lay rapist charges, since that’s what is compulsory here,” he said. “Criminal burden will do distant some-more than a excellent from a city can ever do.

“There needs to be a transparent summary sent that this will not be tolerated. They need to make an instance of these people to send a message.”

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West says bylaw officers were told a product was shipped from China.

Health Minister Adrian Dix pronounced progressing this week that those held re-selling medical reserve will be tracked down and punished.

Global News has reached out to Coquitlam RCMP for comment.

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