2 Chinese nationals selling illegal medicines arrested in Paranaque
From news.mb.com.ph by Jeffrey Damicog:
Two Chinese nationals have been arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in Paranaque City for illegally selling medicines.
NBI Officer-In-Charge Eric Distor identified the two Chinese nationals as Chui Bao Cai and Wang Jin Qi.
The two were arrested by agents of the NBI’s Task Force Anti-Illegal Drugs (NBI-TFAID) during an entrapment operation conducted at the warehouse of the Chinese nationals in Paranaque Ciry last June 24.
“Subjects Cai and Qi failed to present to the raiding team necessary permits and documents such as COR (certificate of registration), PIC (personal identification card), PRC (Professional Regulation Commission), and LTO (license to operate),” the NBI said in a statement.
“Thus, operatives of NBI-TFAID arrested Subject Cai and Qi for unauthorized selling of Chinese Medicines,” it added.
During the operation, NBI operatives also seized 380 boxes of assorted unregistered Chinese medicines.
Following their arrest, the two Chinese were presented for inquest before the Paranaque City Prosecutor’s Office for charged of violation Republic Act 9611 or the Food and Drug Administration Act of 2009; RA 7394 or the Consumer Act of the Philippines; and RA 10918 or the Philippine Pharmacy Act.
The NBI said the operation against the Chinese was conducted after receiving information that the two Chinese were selling the illegally medicines online to Chinese nationals.
“Further investigation revealed that Subject Cai is one of the biggest suppliers of Chinese medicines to other underground hospitals and pharmacies operated by Chinese nationals in the National Capital Region (NCR) and nearby provinces,” the NBI said.
“Subject Cai also engages in the illegal practice of dispensing medical drugs to Chinese nationals without prescription from a licensed physician,” it added.