Pharmally’s Dargani siblings nabbed in Davao City aboard plane bound for Malaysia
MANILA, Philippines — Senate security personnel arrested Pharmally Pharmaceutical Corp. executives Twinkle Dargani and her brother Mohit Dargani in Davao City on Sunday as they were about to flee to Malaysia, according to Rene Samonte, the Senate sergeant-at-arms.
The siblings were arrested at around 5 p.m. at Davao City Airport aboard a plane bound for Kuala Lumpur.
The two were then taken into the custody of the Senate.
The Dargani siblings had been cited for contempt and ordered detained in the Senate for their “refusal” to submit documents earlier subpoenaed by the blue ribbon committee. They had since apparently gone into hiding.
Pharmally is currently at the center of the blue ribbon committee’s investigation of the allegedly irregular transfer of at least P42 billion in pandemic funds from the Department of Health (DOH) to the Department of Budget and Management (PS-DBM), which negotiated contracts for medical supplies with Pharmally and other companies.
Pharmally also had a paid-up capital of ONLY P625,000 but managed to bag P11.7 billion worth of contracts to supply DOH with face masks and shields, personal protective equipment (PPE), and COVID-19 testing kits.
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