NBI Arrest Couple Producing Fake Antigen, Swab Test Results in Quezon
The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) personnel arrested a couple who were caught producing fake antigen, RT-PCR swab test results in Quezon.
The suspects are alleged to own a restaurant on the side of Maharlika Highway in Barangay Balubad in Sariaya, which is frequented by clients, according to NBI personnel in Lucena, Quezon. A huge line of cars is claimed to form outside the restaurant on a regular basis. Others are waiting in the van while others are dining at the restaurant.
They didn’t appear to be awaiting their RT-PCR and antigen negative results. Sheila Marcuap and her husband Kim Lester Ella were arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation in Lucena City, Quezon.
The money paid by a manufacturer, as well as counterfeit RT-PCR and Antigen from Sheila, were discovered by the NBI. The purported transaction took place in the back of the resto. Sheila was also found printing further RT-PCR and antigen test results.
A lot of information was received from NBI assets, according to Dominador Villanueva III, Director of NBI Quezon, indicating there was a continuous selling of fake RT-PCRs and antigen negative results at a restaurant in Sariaya. Van drivers and passengers from Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Albay, Sorsogon, and other parts of Bicol make up the majority of the customers.
After completing test buys, the NBI confirmed that the documents were fraudulent. Without continuing swab testing or obtaining specimens, the suspects issued a negative RT-PCR and antigen result. The NBI Lucena also traveled to a laboratory in Quezon City to see if the RT-PCR results were theirs, but the lab denied it.
The suspects’ bogus RT-PCR and antigen test results were registered in several laboratories across Region 4A and the National Capital Region. According to the NBI, fraudulent RT-PCR and Antigen results of those arrested would not be detected because it also has QR Codes that when scanned will reveal the clinic’s identity.
The suspects also update the certification contact numbers so that when people phone them at checkpoints, someone answers and confirms that the documentation is correct. Passengers traveling from Manila to Bicol spend between 2,500 and 3,000 pesos. It’s referred to as a bundle. A phony RT-PCR or antigen negative test result is included in the cost.
Sheila Marcuap did not deny that she produces RT-PCR and Antigen negative results and prints them. He stated that his pals only send him the results via email, which he must print.
He appears to be nothing more than a printer. He claimed to have worked in the printing industry for a long time. He said he had no idea they were fakes because they had just been sent to him. The NBI has taken possession of the arrested couple.
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