Chinese Medicines for COVID-19 Illegal Sold in Cebu; Seller Arrested

Seller in Cebu Arrested After Allegedly Selling Chinese Medicines for COVID-19 Illegaly

Authorities arrested a seller in a buy-bust operation after caught illegal selling Chinese medicines allegedly for COVID-19 in Cebu.

In Cebu City, a 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of selling medications from China that were thought to be medicine for coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Matthew Louis Christopher Ngo Po was named as the suspect.

Chinese Medicines in Cebu

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The suspect was apprehended by Regional Special Operations Group (RSOG) operatives during a buy-bust operation on Friday afternoon in Brgy. Apas, in the city. Po was found with boxes of Lianhua Qingwen Jiaonang worth P200,000.

A medicine can only be acquired from China with a doctor’s prescription, even if it has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Apart from the drugs, the suspect was also found to be in possession of Lungene quick test kits.

They began watching Po after receiving an information that he was selling drugs online, according to P/Maj. Glenn Hife, chief of RSOG 7 (Central Visayas). Hife claimed that they did business with Po and ordered P200,000 in drugs from him.

The suspect delivered the pills to the residence of the poseur-buyer. After turning over the illegally sold medicine and the boodle money, the authorities arrested the seller right away.

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