Cops seize 7,700 unregistered COVID-19 test kits in Navotas
MANILA, Philippines – Police have seized a total of 7,700 unregistered COVID-19 test kits in Barangay San Rafael in Navotas City, which were said to be sold online.
In a statement released Wednesday, operatives of the Quezon City District Field Unit (QCFDU) of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, Philippine Air Force intelligence, and Navotas Police Station nabbed on Tuesday 40-year-old Liset Lo Kaw and Christian Cruz, 33, for selling the unregistered test kits.
According to the report, the two were leaders of Christian CG, a criminal group engaged in online selling of the unregistered test kits.
The operation stemmed from information shared by the Food and Drug Administration about the two allegedly selling the test kits online.
Seized during the operation were 154 boxes of containing 50 pieces of 50 pieces of Clungene rapid test kit, and marked money amounting to P436,000.
The two were then brought to the QCDFU, and charges for violating Republic Act 9711, or FDA Act of 2009 in relation to FDA Circular No. 2020-016, or the prohibition of online selling of FDA certified COVID-19 antibody test kit, are being prepared against them.
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