Chinese National Owning Fake Antigen Test Kits Arrested
Police authorities arrested a Chinese national after he was caught with fake antigen test kits inside his warehouse in San Miguel, Manila.
After detecting phony rapid antigen test kits in his possession, the foreign individual was detained by the Bureau of Customs (BOC). Aside from that, he allegedly has a storehouse with narcotics and face masks worth P150 million.
The ‘unnamed Chinese’ warehouse was located at 555 Carlos Palanca St. in San Miguel, Manila, according to a Customs report. In the warehouse, fake antigen test kits, Lianhua Chinese herbal medicine, N95 face masks, and other counterfeit items were uncovered.
The Chinese have been charged with illegal importation and violating Food and Drug Administration restrictions. Meanwhile, officials raided an internet seller’s warehouse, where smuggled test kits were housed, and detained him.
In Quezon City, at least seven people were detained for reportedly selling illegal COVID-19 antigen quick test kits and counterfeit pharmaceuticals valued over P2 million. The accused are members of a criminal group located in Sta. Cruz, Manila, was involved in the unlawful selling of COVID-19 Clungene test kits, and they utilized Facebook to do their business.
Meanwhile, counterfeit drugs worth P109,000 were seized in Barangay Holy Spirit during a sting operation. Following information that the suspects were selling counterfeit drugs for colds, cough, diarrhea, and fever — all of which are frequent symptoms of COVID-19 – Holy Spirit police organized an entrapment.
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